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Washington United for Marriage Releases New Ad Featuring Son Advocating For His Mothers’ Freedom to Marry
Jeff DeGroot, a third-year law student at the University of Washington, describes himself as a “regular guy” who played sports, got good grades and grew up with his two moms as his role models. In a new ad released today by Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad coalition working to approve Referendum 74, DeGroot talks directly with viewers about why marriage matters for him and for all loving couples, including his moms.
DeGroot, who is 27 and a member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity at UW, says in the ad, “When I meet a girl, fall in love, settle down and get married, I’ll be there for my wife no matter what. Just like my moms have been there for each other.”
“Jeff’s story and his commitment to the freedom to marry not just for his moms, but for all loving coupes, shows how important marriage is to all families,” said Zach Silk, WUM campaign manager. “As we prepare for the biggest weekend of the campaign where thousands of volunteers will fan the state and work the phones, we are energized by Jeff’s devotion to his family.”
The text of the ad follows and you can view it here: http://youtu.be/33Wk_
Jeff: I’m a regular guy, went to high school, played sports, got good grades.
J: My moms are my role models.
J: They’ve made a lifetime commitment.
J: When I meet a girl, fall in love, settle down and get married, I’ll be there for my wife no matter what.
J: Just like my moms have been there for each other.
J: That’s what marriage is all about.
J: I know how much they love each other.
J: I just hope that my moms, and all committed couples, are allowed to get married.