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CROATIA: British Pop Band To Sue After Music Used In Anti-Gay Marriage Ad

British pop group The XX says it will sue after its music was used without permission in an ad promoting Crotia's coming national referendum on same-sex marriage. Gay Star News reports:
In The Name Of The Family, a Christian anti-gay group, decided to release the commercial calling for a ban on gay marriage. A referendum on banning marriage equality will take place on 1 December. The Christian group chose to use The XX’s ‘Intro’, a track that has been the score of many TV shows and films, for their anti-gay campaign. But what In The Name Of The Family did not realise was two out of the three members of the indie pop band are gay. And The XX are not pleased the group used their song without permission. The British indie group is quite big in Croatia, having performed at Terraneo festival last year. It is believed In The Name of The Family spent 48 million Croatian Kuna ($8.5 million, €6.2 million) on their campaign to get equal marriage banned. Over 700,000 people, nearly a quarter of all people in Croatia, have signed their name to a petition calling for the ban.
I'm not finding the clip on the group's official YouTube channel, but below is an example of their other clips. And here's their Facebook page.

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