Thursday, October 18, 2012

Gally demands same-sex marriage opponents pull ad

Gallaudet's problems related to the suspension of its diversity officer are getting deeper. A TV commercial about Maryland's same-sex marriage law includes footage of Angela McCaskill who was removed from her post for signing a petition to put the same-sex marriage law on the November ballot. Gallaudet claims the Maryland Marriage Alliance has no right to use the footage without its permission. Katherine Murphy, Gallaudet's executive director of communications and public relations says the school holds the copyright and is having its attorneys notify the group that it is demanding the video be taken down from the Internet and not used in television ads. For its part, the Maryland Marriage Alliance says it is a fair use of the footage. The video is posted below on