Less than two weeks before Election Day, Minnesota for Marriage released its hardest-hitting television commercial in support of passing a constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriage. The ad featured Massachusetts parents David and Tonia Parker.
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the Legislature has the authority to provide titles for ballot questions and ordered Secretary of State Mark Ritchie to utilize the House and Senate's titles for proposed constitutional amendments prohibiting gay marriage and requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.
Despite the continuing legal drama surrounding the two constitutional amendments headed for this fall’s ballot, the groups formed to support or defeat the amendments to outlaw gay marriage and mandate voter ID are in something of a holding pattern
After weeks of underwhelming financial numbers for Minnesota conservatives, this week starts with a much more encouraging set of digits. A new poll from Survey USA and KSTP finds an upswing in support for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the state, and 52 percent of respondents planning to vote in favor of the ballot question to ban gay marriage.
A handful of state legislators and members of Minnesota for Marriage, the lead group campaigning in favor of the amendment, said at a Monday news conference that they have filed a petition with the Minnesota Supreme Court against Ritchie and Swanson.
Minnesota voters will decide in November whether to follow 31 other states by amending the constitution to prohibit same-sex couples from getting married.
In a letter Tuesday morning, Mondale and Blatz look to rally the state's legal community behind an effort dubbed "Lawyers United for All Families."
The complaint against Minnesota for Marriage says that group did not disclose the name of donors who contributed more than $100 to its efforts.
Dayton's strong approval, PPP says, makes Dayton "one of the most popular governors in the country."
A resolution makes the city the first to throw its weight behind the push to defeat the state's same-sex marriage amendment.
On a recent Thursday evening, roughly 50 people gathered at Shamrocks bar in St. Paul to discuss the looming ballot campaign to ban gay marriage. The event was specifically targeted at young Republicans and featured GOP Reps. John Kriesel and Tim Kelly, outspoken opponents of the proposed anti-gay marriage amendment.
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