“Minnesota for Marriage” – Simply Wrong

Minnesota voters will confront the issue in simple black letters on a white ballot this November. “Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota?”  This “Marriage Amendment” is the most controversial of what is likely to be many ballot questions, and the sides are already gearing up for a fight.

In support of the Amendment there is “Minnesota for Marriage”, a coalition of groups that lobbied the Legislature to put the question on the ballot in the first place.  Their arguments are heartfelt, clearly defined, serious – and ultimately misplaced.  It is worth taking the time to refute their position carefully so that this issue can be defined by what it is – a Civil Rights issue.

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