Former Prop 8 Advocate Defends Marriage Equality In New Ad

David Blankenhorn of the Institute for American Values was supposed to be the star witness to defend California’s Proposition 8 when it was challenged in court in 2010. Though his intention was to obstruct marriage equality, he admitted on the witness stand that the children of same-sex couples would benefit from their parents marrying. This foreshadowed the change of heart he eventually had earlier this year when he proclaimed that legally recognizing same-sex couples is a “victory for basic fairness.” Now, he has recorded an ad opposing Minnesota’s proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage because “there are powerful reasons to believe that we will be a better society if we include gay and lesbian people and their relationships as full and equal parts of society. Watch it: