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Group against marriage amendment to start TV ads

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The campaign group trying to defeat the gay marriage constitutional amendment is getting ready to air its first TV commercial.

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Minnesotans United for All Families announced via Twitter Friday that its first ad would air in the next week. The group was not releasing further details Friday, but a Federal Communications Commission filing showed a $255,000 buy for a 30-second spot to air on six Twin Cities TV stations from Sept. 17-23.

The amendment on the November ballot asks voters if a gay marriage ban already in state law should be added to the constitution.

Another opposition group, Freedom to Marry, already aired a TV ad against the amendment. Minnesota for Marriage, which supports the amendment, is also reserving airtime for ads to start around Oct. 1.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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