MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The campaign trying to defeat Minnesota’s proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage is releasing a new TV ad featuring John Kriesel, a Republican state lawmaker and a military veteran who lost his legs in Iraq.
Minnesotans United for All Families released its fifth ad Friday. The group pushing for the ban, Minnesota for Marriage, has aired four ads.READ MORE: Sanneh Foundation Offers Free Basketball Camps To Get Girls Of Color In The Game
The newest ad shows part of Kriesel’s speech against the amendment on the floor of the House of Representatives in 2011. He was one of only four House Republicans opposed to putting the issue on the ballot.READ MORE: AG Ellison Seeks Comments From Community Leading Into Derek Chauvin's Sentencing
In the speech, Kriesel paid tribute to Andrew Wilfahrt, a Minnesotan and a gay man killed in Afghanistan in several weeks earlier.MORE NEWS: Security Changes Coming To The Minnesota State Fair
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