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HRC releases audition tapes of ‘Gathering Storm’ actors.

Yesterday, the National Organization for Marriage released a controversial scare ad warning about the “gathering storm” of same-sex marriage. People in the ad — who are posing as California doctors, Massachusetts parents, and members of a New Jersey church group — have lines like, “the clouds are dark and the winds are strong, and I’m afraid.” Watch it:

The Human Rights Campaign has released a rebuttal chronicling the ad’s distortions. The organization has also tracked down audition tapes of the actors trying to feign the “harm” that is being done to them by marriage equality. Watch them here:

UPDATE

Earlier this week, Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal (D) gave a moving speech about why he was going to block an amendment reversing marriage equality in the state.

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