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Minnesota Marriage Equality

Is Marriage Equality Inevitable?

Anthony Michael Kreis | Posted 11.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Anthony Michael Kreis

Ultimately, to secure the freedom to marry for same-sex couples nationwide, intervention by federal courts is necessary. But if our pleas are to be successfully heard by sympathetic judges, we must expand the patchwork of states recognizing same-sex marriage to the greatest degree possible.

56 Days Till Minnesota Votes On My Family

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 11.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Meg Riley

The most basic act of voter education and persuasion as the anti-gay-marriage amendment approaches in Minnesota is to walk around in a T-shirt that says, "Vote No: Don't Limit the Freedom to Marry." Here are 10 pointers on how this shirt can have the greatest effect on voters.

61 Days Till Minnesota Votes On My Family

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 11.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Meg Riley

When I break the news to people that, should Minnesota be the first state ever to defeat a constitutional amendment defining marriage as existing only between a man and a woman, marriage between two people of the same gender will still be completely illegal in Minnesota, they get confused.

63 Days Till Minnesota Votes On My Family

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 11.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Meg Riley

I've agreed to be the "Vote No: Don't Limit the Freedom to Marry" yard sign distributor for my neighborhood. I'm doing this because it makes me feel safer to see the signs when I'm driving around. It helps me know where allies live, close by. It helps me remember that I'm not alone.

71 Days Till Minnesota Votes on My Family

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 10.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Meg Riley

Right now in Minnesota, it's all about the State Fair! The first building my friend and I just had to rush into was the horticulture building. Who knew Seed Art would feature so many people opposing the proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota?

78 Days Till Minnesota Votes On My Family

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 10.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Meg Riley

I'm old. This hurts me, but it doesn't surprise me. I'll move on. But I have a 16-year-old kid who is giving her entire summer to fight this thing because she is so upset about what it will mean for her state's constitution to proclaim baldly that her family is not a family.

Love Is Precious, And It Belongs To Everyone

Randi Reitan | Posted 10.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Randi Reitan

Minnesota's marriage amendment is very personal for me. My husband and I have rejoiced as our three oldest children have found love and married wonderful people. We want that same opportunity for our youngest son, Jacob, when he finds the man he wants by his side all his life.

84 Days Till Minnesota Votes On My Family

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 10.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Meg Riley

There was a feeling of safety in Iowa that does not exist in Minnesota. In Iowa I didn't feel as if part of me was gearing up for an attack on my humanity, always watching for the dangers that accompany that.

99 Days Till Minnesota Votes On My Family!

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 09.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Meg Riley

I can feel myself getting more brittle as this anti-gay ballot initiative heats up in Minnesota. I find myself wanting to blurt out to virtual strangers, "Can you even imagine what it would be like to have your family's mere existence up for a vote?"

My Parents Would Want My Gay Son To Find Love And Get Married

Randi Reitan | Posted 06.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Randi Reitan

If this hurtful constitutional amendment passes, marriage will be forever denied to Jacob in the state of Minnesota. My parents, Helen and Lloyd Klefstad, dearly loved their grandson Jacob. They would want Jacob to find love with another man and be married.

Black Pants Affair: Fighting the Minnesota Marriage Amendment in New York City

Jeff Zuckerman | Posted 05.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Jeff Zuckerman

Esta Stecher had about 50 guests over Monday night at her Park Avenue apartment in New York City for a fundraiser on behalf of Minnesotans United for All Families. That's the broad coalition of 230 organizations and leaders fighting this fall's marriage amendment in Minnesota.

Seeking 231 More Pretty Good Reasons To Oppose Minnesota's Marriage Amendment

Jeff Zuckerman | Posted 05.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Jeff Zuckerman

Right now about 41 percent of Minnesotans hope we become the first state to successfully oppose something like this. That means we need to change the hearts and minds of another 10 percent of the population. It's March, and I have eight more months of pretty good reasons to go.

Why This Minnesota Republican Rejects the Marriage Amendment

Wheelock Whitney | Posted 12.26.2011 | Gay Voices
Wheelock Whitney

Minnesotans will be voting in the fall of 2012 on whether to ban marriage for same-sex couples in our state Constitution. I will be voting "no" -- against the amendment -- and I urge my friends and all Minnesota voters to do the same.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Businessman Fights Minnesota's Ban On Marriage Equality

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Minnesota businessman Wheelock Whitney, Jr. is a lifelong Republican. He ran for U.S. Senate in 1964 and governor in 1982. He believes i...

Minnesota Voters To Decide On Gay Marriage Ban

AP | PATRICK CONDON | Posted 07.22.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota has a long and potentially polarizing campaign in store after state lawmakers agreed to allow voters to decide wheth...