Minnesota For Marriage
Opponents of gay marriage say they are not giving up. As many same-sex couples legally tied the knot on Thursday, they announced a major initiative to oust Minnesota House members who voted for legalizing marriage equality.
Groups that lobbied to advance or block legislation at Minnesota’s Capitol are filing mandatory reports detailing how much they spent on the efforts. The lobbying reports had to be turned into the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board on Monday. They were to be made public early Tuesday.
The group on the losing end of a gay marriage legalization debate in Minnesota has confirmed it was significantly outspent on legislative lobbying. Minnesota for Marriage, which opposes same-sex marriage, said Friday that it spent more than $200,000 to try to defeat the measure.
A state House committee has approved a bill legalizing gay marriage in what could be a pivotal week for the issue at Minnesota’s Capitol.
The chief political group opposed to legal gay marriage in Minnesota is taking its case on the road with a series of greater Minnesota rallies.
One side of the gay marriage debate in Minnesota says its opponents are again using language not suitable for a respectful conversation on the topic.
Opponents of legalizing gay marriage in Minnesota are holding a rally at the Capitol.
It appears the battle over same sex marriage in Minnesota may start to heat up earlier than expected. Minnesota Senator Scott Dibble said he plans to introduce a bill to legalize gay marriage this week.
Thursday’s rally at the State Capital was organized by the same group that successfully defeated the gay marriage ban in November.
After one of the most divisive, costly campaigns Minnesota has ever seen, it appears the second round of the same-sex marriage debate is on.
The most talked about, expensive and historic vote was the one for the marriage amendment, which for the first time in any state did not receive enough votes to pass.
The Marriage Amendment vote will be a closely watched race on Election Tuesday.
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.
The principal group working to defeat Minnesota’s constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage raised $3 million in the final stretch of the race.