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The 8 Best Marriage Equality Videos From Around the World

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With the release of the viral “It’s Time” marriage-equality PSA rending hearts across Australia and the world, we thought it might be time to collect some of the world’s best pro-gay-marriage videos. If these moving pieces doesn’t convince your friends to support marriage equality, we don’t know what to do for them.

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By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           Dec 3, 2011
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  • 18 Comments
    • Joetx
      Joetx

      How is it that America is the home of Hollywood and LGBT people are so involved in Hollywood, yet the ads from foreign countries are so much better than those from Cali & Maine?

      The Golden Girls was so ahead of its time.

      Dec 3, 2011 at 4:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Erich
      Erich

      I freaking love the Canadian ad. I don’t know why I love it so much, but I watch it at least two or three times a day.

      Dec 3, 2011 at 11:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      @Erich: maybe because the two guys actually KISS and look like they are in love?

      I love that Australian one, but honestly, I find the hug at the end a bit anti-climactic. I’d have preferred a beautiful romantic kiss. I mean, who reacts to a marriage proposal with, of all things, a *hug*!!??

      Dec 4, 2011 at 12:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CJ
      CJ

      What a joke. You’re expecting a daughter of a sitting President to stand up against her dad while he’s still in office? And, you expect her to do this while she’s still in college? Yeah Right. Even B. Obama isn’t for marriage equality and if Michele was, she’d never speak out about it while her husband is President. Not to mention that speaking out for NY marriage equality in 5 – 10 years ago wasn’t even on the agenda of most politicians, let alone the daughter of a sitting President. I just love how some people look for ways to speak negatively about a conservative when there are so many Democrat leaders who STILL won’t stand up for us. I’m still waiting for our Commander In Chief to have the guts to evolve. It’s 2011 and Obama is still sitting in the safe zone.

      Dec 4, 2011 at 1:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CJ
      CJ

      The new Australian one is the best by 10.

      Dec 4, 2011 at 1:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GayGOP
      GayGOP

      Cameron’s commentary is the one at the heart of the matter, and reflects not the American Conservative position, but the real, true, Conservative position, where we support marriage because it is what Society needs.

      Dec 4, 2011 at 4:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robert in NYC
      Robert in NYC

      CJ, so do you think Romney or Gingrich will be any better if they get to the White House? What exactly is the GOP going to do about marriage equality? How many in the GOP support it aside from the Governor of New Mexico, Fred Karger, republican civil libertarian Ron Paul who I might add also supports DOMA if states legislate for it, and four republican politicians in NYS compared to the number of democrats who do? No president of the U.S. can run a campaign supporting marriage equality, especially a democrat, at least not currently. It’s political suicide for now.

      Dec 4, 2011 at 10:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Evan
      Evan

      There is another great one from Ireland, called Sinead’s Hand, I believe. A guy goes around to all of these strangers asking for his girlfriend’s hand in marriage. Finally the commercial asks how one would feel if they had to ask 4 million people to get married. It’s pretty cute:

      Dec 4, 2011 at 10:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Evan Mulvihill
      Evan Mulvihill

      @Evan: Hello other Evan! I saw that one but thought the other one was a little more poignant. That one is good though!

      Dec 4, 2011 at 12:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bob
      Bob

      The Canadian video is not an ad and was never shown on TV. It’s a parody, based on a series of “Heritage Minute” ads which were shown on TV, and which did chronicle important bits of Canadian history.

      Dec 4, 2011 at 12:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @Joetx: said…
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      “How is it that America is the home of Hollywood and LGBT people are so involved in Hollywood, yet the ads from foreign countries are so much better than those from Cali & Maine?”
      __________________

      Because Hollywood is only interested in putting out bland things and nothing terrifies them more than the possibility that one single person might be offended.

      Dec 4, 2011 at 1:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RickyRicardo
      RickyRicardo

      How funny that the Clintons backed DOMA and DADT and now the Bush and Cheney families favor gay marriage.
      Face it, Obama will never have the cojones to call for gay marriage to be legal. Will any Democrat in Washington?

      Dec 4, 2011 at 2:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joetx
      Joetx

      @Evan: That’s a great video. I love pointing out the ridiculousness of having people vote on civil rights. The Irish Gaelic part was the cherry on top.

      Dec 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joetx
      Joetx

      @Cam: Exactly. There seemed to be as many or more straight people in the Cali & Maine ads than actual gay/lesbian couples.

      It was stupid enough for Cali not to personalize the importance/effect civil marriage would have on gay/lesbian couples. For Maine to REPEAT THE SAME MISTAKE (WTF are “Maine ways?”) is incomprehensibly more stupid.

      Dec 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill
      Bill

      I like the Maine ad called “Sam Putnam”. Check it on YT. Also, nearly every Maine ad had gay people in them. I thought No on 1 had a good ad campaign. They lost b/c their get out the vote effort was inadequate and they were outmatched in that area by the other side.

      Dec 4, 2011 at 4:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CJ
      CJ

      Robert in NYC, my point is that this article takes a shot at the situation with George Bush’s daughter speaking up for marriage equality years after he’s out of office… and yet there are PLENTY of Democratic examples where equality is essentially ignored. Michele won’t speak up when her hubby’s in office – nor should we have any expectations upon George Bush’s daughter (or wife) to have said anything while he was in office. Whether we like it or not, 99% of Democrats in office were against marriage equality less than 20 years ago. As we can clearly see, Republicans are slooooooowly coming around.

      Dec 4, 2011 at 6:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matthew
      Matthew

      Oh yeah! Heritage Minute commercials! Canadian nationalism wrapped up in sound-bites! So many drinking games based off of those gems. “But I’m sure he means the houses, the VILLAGE!”

      Dec 4, 2011 at 8:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve
      Steve

      @Matthew: oh come on, “TOAST! TOAST is burning!” was way better

      Dec 6, 2011 at 6:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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