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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The campaign against the gay marriage amendment on November’s ballot is airing a second TV commercial.

The new ad starts Thursday on Twin Cities and Duluth TV stations, in tandem with another ad featuring a Twin Cities married couple.

The new ad features John Gamoke, a Richfield man who says his marriage of 22 years is the most important thing in his life. He asks, “who am I to deny that to anybody?”

A spokeswoman for Minnesotans United for All Families says Gamoke is an actor but that he’s speaking about his real marriage.

If passed, the amendment would strengthen an existing gay marriage ban by putting it in Minnesota’s constitution.

The ads are the first two in a planned multi-million dollar ad campaign. The campaign in support of the amendment plans to start airing its own TV ads around Oct. 1.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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