YouTube ad featuring gay dads is removed over the protests of Catholics

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The 20-second-advertisement featuring two fathers trying to fix their child’s schoolbook was removed due to the Spanish religious group which opposed homosexuality in general and gay marriage in part. The group launched a petition of ad removing and it collected over 20 thousands signatures. Supporters of the ad tried in vain to rally followers, garnering 79,000 signatures on a Change.org petition, and tweeted that the video’s removal was a victory for homophobia.

The organization hailed its success, claiming a representative from El Corte Inglés said the video was being pulled as a result of its campaign. However, El Corte Inglés told El Pais that the video and several others were removed because the rights to the music used in the videos expired.

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