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State regulators ruled Thursday that campaign ads dealing with the 2012 ballot measure on gay marriage don't have to disclose who financed them, as long as the ads don't mention the vote itself. Any ads for or against the state amendment that do will be required to reveal financial contributors.
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State regulators ruled Thursday that campaign ads dealing with the 2012 ballot measure on gay marriage don't have to disclose who financed them, as long as the ads don't mention the vote itself. Any ads for or against the state amendment that do will be required to reveal financial contributors.

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