Campaign against Prop. 8 rolls out first TV ad

The campaign to defeat Proposition 8, the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, this morning launched its first television ad:

Julia and Samuel Thoron, the couple in the ad, live in San Francisco and are longtime members of Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG); she co-chairs the San Francisco chapter and he’s on the national steering committee after serving on the national board of directors from 1992 to 2002, including some time as president.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.