The Republican leaders in the Minnesota Legislature believed putting the Voter ID and Marriage Amendments on the ballot would increase voter turnout, help Republican candidates statewide, and boost their majorities in both houses of the legislature.
Minnesota lawmakers got a strong pulse of where their constituents stand in the statewide vote on a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.
On Thursday night, some of those who wore “Vote No” T-shirts before the election had them screened to say they voted no on the marriage amendment.
Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he dislikes politics and doesn’t plan any more activism, following his high-profile efforts to encourage defeat of Minnesota’s marriage amendment.
Minnesota voters have rejected a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.
A spokesman for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says signs supporting the proposed amendment to ban gay marriage in Minnesota were left up at two churches by mistake.
Across Minnesota, millions of people cast votes Tuesday in races including the White House, Senate, Congress, the Legislature, two proposed constitutional amendments, and many more local races. Here’s what they’re saying.
Minnesota voters had the economy weighing heavily on their minds as they decided Tuesday whether to extend Democrats’ long dominance of presidential politics in the state. Meanwhile, the state’s voters cast ballots on two proposals to significantly rewrite the state’s constitution.
The Marriage Amendment vote will be a closely watched race on Election Tuesday.
Minnesota voters are weighing in on dozens of races, including ballot initiatives about gay marriage and voter ID, the presidential race, representatives for Congress and the U.S. Senate.
After a long and expensive campaign about the definition of marriage, Minnesotans vote Tuesday on whether the state constitution should be amended to prohibit same-sex couples from legally marrying in the state.
State officials think we might have to wait some time before learning the election results. So if you’re staying up Tuesday night to see how things shake out, expect that it will be a late night.
A new poll out late last night suggests public opinion has shifted against the Marriage Amendment.
In two days, Minnesota voters will decide on a constitutional ammendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman.
Barb Weller and Marg France finish each other’s sentences the way longtime couples do, and after 19 years together it’s no surprise how they feel about commitment and next week’s vote on whether to enshrine Minnesota’s gay marriage ban in the state constitution.
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