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.
Group fights marriage amendment with first TV ad
Freedom to Marry, a national group fighting to defeat the ballot measure to define marriage as solely between one man and one woman, will air its first television advertisement in Minnesota on Thursday. MPR reports the 30-second ad will run on television and cable networks in the Twin Cities and Duluth. It features a Duluth couple who have been married for nearly 60 years. Yvonne and Fred Peterson say gay couples should also be allowed to marry.