Gallaudet’s Chief Diversity Officer Featured in Anti-Gay Marriage Ad

Gallaudet’s Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Angela McCaskill, is currently being featured in an anti-gay marriage ad being shown on local broadcast channels in Maryland. The ad, shown above, was created by the anti-gay marriage group Maryland Marriage Alliance.

Maryland Marriage Alliance obtained images and videos of Dr. McCaskill from Gallaudet University’s website. Gallaudet is working to get the ad removed citing materials are intellectual property and copyrighted. The images and videos were used without Gallaudet’s permission. 

According to news reports, Dr. McCaskill’s attorney says she did not give consent for her name and image to be used in the Maryland Marriage Alliance ad.

Here is a transcript of the ad:

“They promised us Question 6 protects people who oppose gay marriage. But it doesn’t. Dr. Angela McCaskill is an official at Gallaudet University. She signed the petition putting Question 6 on the ballot. Then she was suspended from her job. She’s not alone. When marriage has been redefined elsewhere as Question 6 does, people who believe in traditional marriage have been punished. They were threatened. He was fired. They were sued. Who will be next? We’re all at risk under Question 6.”

Transcribed by Connor Gillis for Planet DeafQueer