GOP’s Sen. Alan Simpson Backs Gay Marriage in New Ad
Former Sen. Alan Simpson, (R-Wyo.), stars in a new 30-second television ad aimed at Western states that will promote the legalization of same-sex marriage, Political reports.
"I was raised here, Cody, Wyoming," Simpson, 82, says in the commercial. "It was a town of western values: Independence, freedom. I’m a Republican and the party’s basic core is government out of your life and the right to be left alone. Whether you’re gay or lesbian or straight, if you love someone, and you want to marry them, marry them."
"I have had a wonderful married life, why shouldn’t somebody else have the joy of marriage? Live and let live," he adds. "It is very simple."
The ad was created by Freedom to Marry and the organization says the spot will start airing Tuesday on national cable and network Sunday political shows in Washington, D.C., Colorado, Oklahoma and Wyoming.
"We’re really hopeful this will do enough to spark conversation, to make sure people see it as marking the next step in the movement toward freedom to marry nationwide," Freedom to Marry President Evan Wolfson told Politico.
In a statement Wolfson said: