As the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reviews an Oklahoma lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on same-sex unions, a new statewide television ad sponsored by national advocacy group Freedom to Marry airs Monday in the state. The weeklong commercial features retired Army colonel and Purple Heart recipient Ed Cuyler and his wife Robbie advocating on behalf of their lesbian daughter Deedra, who married her partner Amber in Massachusetts in 2011. The couple and their three children live on Cuyler’s ranch near Fort Sill. “Here in Oklahoma we value family,” Cuyler begins, as the ad shows the family walking around the ranch with their children, a scene set to appeal to the red state’s rural values. “When Deedra told me she was gay, as her dad, I was worried, because I wanted to protect her.” More