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2012 gay marriage constitutional amendment

Aug 1, 2013

Minnesota for Marriage to target state House races in 2014

The "Marriage Majority Initiative," launched by the group on Thursday morning, will "work to restore a pro-marriage majority in the Minnesota House in 2014 by supporting legislators who withstood immense political pressure in order to cast a vote in defense of traditional marriage."

Feb 25, 2013

NOM pledges to spend against Minnesota GOPers who support gay marriage

The release comes days after 27-year-old Sen. Branden Petersen became the first Republican lawmaker in Minnesota to say he will likely support a bill to legalize gay marriage. In the release, NOM President Brian Brown singled out the senator from Andover.

Oct 24, 2012

SCSU Survey: Voters poised to defeat marriage amendment, pass photo ID

A majority of Minnesota voters are opposed to a proposed constitutional amendment limiting marriage to one man and one woman, according to results released Wednesday by the St. Cloud State University Survey. The annual poll found that 51 percent of respondents are opposed to the amendment, while 44 percent support it.

Sep 26, 2012

Minnesotans United for All Families’ 2012 fundraising haul: $5.96 million

The main group opposing the proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage has raised $2.56 million since the close of the pre-primary reporting period in July. Since the group's founding after the marriage amendment was passed by state legislators in 2011, the group has raised by $8.2 million.

Jun 20, 2012

Pro-marriage amendment group’s 2012 fundraising exceeds a half million

Minnesota for Marriage, which is leading the ballot initiative to ban same-sex marriage in the Minnesota Constitution, said it's raised $588,500 for the year. The group significantly lags the anti-amendment group in the money category.

Jan 23, 2012

Appeals Court: State Defense of Marriage Act constitutional — for now

The ruling said the lower court erred in not fully considering all of the constitutional arguments and ordered a fuller review of the lawsuit's claim that DOMA violates rights to due process, freedom of association and equal protection.

Jan 16, 2012

DFLers back bill to block gay marriage amendment

The goal of the bill is to repeal the constitutional amendment during the 2012 legislative session to stop it from going on the fall general election ballot. Minneapolis DFL Rep. Karen Clark, who is openly gay, is the chief author of the bill in the House. Sen. Scott Dibble, who is also an openly gay lawmaker from Minneapolis, will lead on the bill in the Senate.

Dec 20, 2011

Duluth backs Minnesotans United’s campaign against marriage amendment

A resolution makes the city the first to throw its weight behind the push to defeat the state's same-sex marriage amendment.

Dec 9, 2011

Emmer tapped as Faith and Freedom Coalition’s MN chair

The announcement thrusts Emmer back into the political scene in Minnesota, as he will head up efforts for the group -- staunch opponents of gay marriage -- heading into the 2012 election.

Nov 11, 2011

SCSU survey shows divided state

Support for an amendment to ban same-sex marriage stands at 44 percent; more than half of respondents blame the Republican-held Legislature for last summer's government shutdown.

Oct 28, 2011

Kelly, Kriesel take big risk in amendment battle

It was bound to happen. Last week, for the first time, Republican Rep. Tim Kelly found himself confronted by a constituent angry about his vote against the GOP-backed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in Minnesota.

Oct 19, 2011

Ballot-counting mechanics a factor in gay marriage vote

Forces on both sides of the move to ban same-sex marriage will be scraping for votes in the run-up to Election Day 2012. But thanks to a 19th century constitutional amendment, those backing the push are likely to find themselves struggling just a bit harder.

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