More than 100 religious leaders Thursday launched an effort to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment in Minnesota to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
A group representing 80 former Catholic priests from throughout the state of Minnesota gathered at the Lake Harriet band stand this morning to encourage a no vote on the marriage initiative for the Minnesota Constitution.
Minnesota will have two constitutional amendments in the next election, after the House and Senate voted in favor of the latest on Wednesday.
The Minnesota House has given its final approval to a constitutional amendment on November’s ballot that will have Minnesotans decide if a government-issued photo ID should be required to vote.
The Minnesota House plans a final vote Tuesday night on whether to send a voter ID constitutional amendment to the November ballot.
A proposed constitutional amendment to require voters to show photo ID is headed to the floor of the Minnesota House.
With a flurry of coast-to-coast developments this week, same-sex marriage is back in the political spotlight and likely to remain there through Election Day as a half-dozen states face potentially wrenching votes on the issue.
Campaign-style ads that discuss the pros or cons of gay marriage but don’t specifically mention a 2012 vote on a Minnesota constitutional amendment will require less disclosure about who’s financing them, a state board determined Thursday.
A statewide poll by St. Cloud State University poll finds more people opposed to than in favor of next year’s constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, but by a very slim margin.
Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed the bill that calls for a statewide vote next year on a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, but acknowledged it’s a symbolic move and he can’t keep it off the ballot.
Those against the constitutional gay marriage amendment began gathering at the State Capitol before 10 a.m. Thursday.
The Rules Committee of the Minnesota House has narrowly approved a floor vote on the constitutional gay marriage amendment.
A cross section of religious leaders, advocacy group representatives and even the parents of a fallen soldier have weighed in on a bill that aims to ban gay marriage in Minnesota’s Constitution.