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Monday, February 28, 2005

That AARP Ad

It's getting noticed and I found this bit interesting:

[USA Next Chairman Charlie Jarvis] defended the gay-marriage ad by saying AARP's Ohio affiliate had opposed a gay-marriage ban in that state.

AARP says it has taken no position on gay marriage and dismisses USA Next's attacks.

From what I hear it's true that the AARP did opposed the gay marriage ban that was on the ballot in Ohio. Their reasoning was that the ban was too broad and would deny legitimate existing benefits, not that they feel that homosexuals should have a right to get married or anything like that. It was a pragmatic stance, not a moral one.

Still no leads on where the charge that AARP is anti-military came from.