Earlier this month, the group GetToKnowUsFirst.org produced a series of (sweet and smart) pro-gay family ads to be aired in California during Tuesday's inauguration. As Towleroad reports, "The group aired the spot in 42 of California's 58 counties (everywhere Prop 8 passed by more than 50%) during Tuesday's coverage," but the ad was conspicuously absent from the L.A. ABC affiliate KABC, which refused to air the ad, deeming it "too controversial" for the inauguration, when "many families will be watching."

Apparently, some families need to be protected from the sight of other families. Full series of ads below.