A Guide to the Minnesota Marriage Amendment

Nov 4, 2012 Full story: Patch.com 49

*** When voters hit the polls Tuesday, Nov. 6 they will be tasked with voting on a variety of candidates and measures, including the proposed constitutional amendment regarding marriage.

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“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#1 Nov 4, 2012
Do the right thing and Vote 'YES' on the Marriage Amendment.
Amused SLew

Seattle, WA

#2 Nov 4, 2012
DO the right thing ?? Why is denying American's equal rights, the right thing, because you're a hater ??? Incredibly hypocritical for people who claim that the government is too big to now try to enforce an actual law that limits one's freedom to marry. The Vote Yes people claim that the institution of marriage is sacred and that gay people will ruin it.

How many Republicans/Conservatives get divorced each year? Didn't Newt Gingrich leave one of his wives when she was going through cancer treatment? Is that sacred?

It's a shame that the partners of gay veterans are not eligible for their veteran benefits. It's a shame that Mitt Romney would be OK prohibiting gay people from visiting their partners in hospitals. There is absolutely no reason other than fear and ignorance to prohibit gay people from marrying those they love.

And finally, the basis of the Vote Yes people is religion. Joe Biden said it best when asked about abortion during the debate. It is UNAMERICAN to push your religion and your religious views onto others. My religion is not necessarily yours. And my religion says that we are all equal.

VOTE NO !~!!
Here2Help4NOM

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Nov 4, 2012
40for60 wrote:
Do the right thing and Vote 'YES' on the Marriage Amendment.
+1.
Voting Yes on Amendment 1 is a vote for equality under the law.
No special rights for people who choose to practice their homosexuality.

Vote YES on Amendment 1 on the ballot in MN.
Here2Help4NOM

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Nov 4, 2012
Amused SLew wrote:
DO the right thing ?? Why is denying American's equal rights, the right thing, because you're a hater ??? Incredibly hypocritical for people who claim that the government is too big to now try to enforce an actual law that limits one's freedom to marry. The Vote Yes people claim that the institution of marriage is sacred and that gay people will ruin it.
How many Republicans/Conservatives get divorced each year? Didn't Newt Gingrich leave one of his wives when she was going through cancer treatment? Is that sacred?
It's a shame that the partners of gay veterans are not eligible for their veteran benefits. It's a shame that Mitt Romney would be OK prohibiting gay people from visiting their partners in hospitals. There is absolutely no reason other than fear and ignorance to prohibit gay people from marrying those they love.
And finally, the basis of the Vote Yes people is religion. Joe Biden said it best when asked about abortion during the debate. It is UNAMERICAN to push your religion and your religious views onto others. My religion is not necessarily yours. And my religion says that we are all equal.
VOTE NO !~!!
No more special rights and preferential treatment from government for people who claim to be queers.
Get your queer bedrooms out of government and the schools, then we'll talk.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#6 Nov 4, 2012
No special rights, just Equal rights, despite the bigotry and hatred the religious nut spew...

VOTE NO TO MORONS !!

Families with same-gender parents are in your community. The children go to the schools. The families go to churches that are not hostile to them. Voting yes is not going to change that. What it will do is create legal barriers, increase taxes for those families and remove legal responsibility for the care of the children and spouse. I am voting no because my religion does not teach me to behave hurtfully and hatefully toward my neighbors and their children. Voting no will not change the current law that does not allow same sex marriage. All it does is make it possible that at some future time our future selves may decide to expand the definition of marriage to include my neighbors.
Seth

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Nov 4, 2012
Here2Help4NOM wrote:
<quoted text>+1.
Voting Yes on Amendment 1 is a vote for equality under the law.
No special rights for people who choose to practice their homosexuality.
Vote YES on Amendment 1 on the ballot in MN.
What special rights?

So you would consider yourself a non-practicing homosexual? That sounds uncomfortable. I feel bad for you.

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#8 Nov 4, 2012
Oppose the Slew and vote 'YES' on the marriage amendment.
A vote for the Amendment is a vote against Slew.
Here2Help4NOM

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Nov 4, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
No special rights, just Equal rights, despite the bigotry and hatred the religious nut spew...
VOTE NO TO MORONS !!
Families with same-gender parents are in your community. The children go to the schools. The families go to churches that are not hostile to them. Voting yes is not going to change that. What it will do is create legal barriers, increase taxes for those families and remove legal responsibility for the care of the children and spouse. I am voting no because my religion does not teach me to behave hurtfully and hatefully toward my neighbors and their children. Voting no will not change the current law that does not allow same sex marriage. All it does is make it possible that at some future time our future selves may decide to expand the definition of marriage to include my neighbors.
You worry about your sorry state and Minnesotans will take care of ours.
We're all voting YES on Amendment 1 in Minnesota so we can protect our kids from queers.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#10 Nov 4, 2012
No special rights, just Equal Rights FOR ALL AMERICANS, despite the bigotry and hatred the religious nut spew...

VOTE NO TO MORONS !!

Families with same-gender parents are in your community. The children go to the schools. The families go to churches that are not hostile to them. Voting yes is not going to change that. What it will do is create legal barriers, increase taxes for those families and remove legal responsibility for the care of the children and spouse. I am voting no because my religion does not teach me to behave hurtfully and hatefully toward my neighbors and their children. Voting no will not change the current law that does not allow same sex marriage. All it does is make it possible that at some future time our future selves may decide to expand the definition of marriage to include my neighbors.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#11 Nov 4, 2012
Judge ye not, lest ye be judged.
Always thought that was from the Bible, but I must be mistaken. Why is it that the most hateful and prejudiced people are always the people that thump their bibles the hardest? They are always the ones promoting discrimination and narrow mindedness. So glad I'm not one of them. Vote NO!
Here2Help4NOM

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Nov 4, 2012
Minnesotans are leaning heavily normal and not convinced by the whining lying queers on Amendment 1.
No more special rights for queers.

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#13 Nov 4, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
Judge ye not, lest ye be judged.
Always thought that was from the Bible, but I must be mistaken. Why is it that the most hateful and prejudiced people are always the people that thump their bibles the hardest? They are always the ones promoting discrimination and narrow mindedness. So glad I'm not one of them. Vote NO!
Didn't you say you would pray for me?

Vote 'YES' on the Marriage Amendment, and oppose the slew.
Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Nov 4, 2012
"The more interesting findings on our final Minnesota poll deal with the state's high profile amendments to ban gay marriage and require voter identification. We find both narrowly trailing. 45% of voters say they'll vote for the gay marriage ban, compared to 52% who are opposed to it. And 46% say they'll support the voter ID amendment to 51% who are opposed. Public opinion has shifted against both of these measures in the last month. In early October voters were only against the marriage ban 46/49 and they supported the voter ID question 51/43."
Here2Help4NOM

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Nov 4, 2012
Amused Slew wrote:
No special rights, just Equal rights, despite the bigotry and hatred the religious nut spew...
VOTE NO TO MORONS !!
Families with same-gender parents are in your community. The children go to the schools. The families go to churches that are not hostile to them. Voting yes is not going to change that. What it will do is create legal barriers, increase taxes for those families and remove legal responsibility for the care of the children and spouse. I am voting no because my religion does not teach me to behave hurtfully and hatefully toward my neighbors and their children. Voting no will not change the current law that does not allow same sex marriage. All it does is make it possible that at some future time our future selves may decide to expand the definition of marriage to include my neighbors.
But you're all liberals anyway.
Why aren't you giving all your money back to the IRS and MN Dept of Revenue, you hypocrite?
Whatever money you have, you didn't earn that!
Here2Help4NOM

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Nov 4, 2012
Truth wrote:
"The more interesting findings on our final Minnesota poll deal with the state's high profile amendments to ban gay marriage and require voter identification. We find both narrowly trailing. 45% of voters say they'll vote for the gay marriage ban, compared to 52% who are opposed to it. And 46% say they'll support the voter ID amendment to 51% who are opposed. Public opinion has shifted against both of these measures in the last month. In early October voters were only against the marriage ban 46/49 and they supported the voter ID question 51/43."
That's just a poll of Democrats/homosexuals.
You guys are in trouble with the voters.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#18 Nov 4, 2012
No special rights, just Equal rights, despite the bigotry and hatred the religious nut spew...

VOTE NO TO MORONS !!

Families with same-gender parents are in your community. The children go to the schools. The families go to churches that are not hostile to them. Voting yes is not going to change that. What it will do is create legal barriers, increase taxes for those families and remove legal responsibility for the care of the children and spouse. I am voting no because my religion does not teach me to behave hurtfully and hatefully toward my neighbors and their children. Voting no will not change the current law that does not allow same sex marriage. All it does is make it possible that at some future time our future selves may decide to expand the definition of marriage to include my neighbors.
Smart Liberal

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Nov 4, 2012
I found in Nam for freedom, and people like "40 for 60" want to take away some of that freedom.

Freedom doesn't mean forcing your views onto others. Freedom means giving others the right to choose.

A "No" vote on Tuesday doesn't make gay marriage legal. Rather, a "No" vote enshrines hatred and bigotry in our state constitution forever.

Vote Freedom on Tuesday - Vote "No"!
Here2Help4NOM

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Nov 4, 2012
Truth wrote:
"The more interesting findings on our final Minnesota poll deal with the state's high profile amendments to ban gay marriage and require voter identification. We find both narrowly trailing. 45% of voters say they'll vote for the gay marriage ban, compared to 52% who are opposed to it. And 46% say they'll support the voter ID amendment to 51% who are opposed. Public opinion has shifted against both of these measures in the last month. In early October voters were only against the marriage ban 46/49 and they supported the voter ID question 51/43."
The most profound nugget of wisdom for contemporary times can be summed up in the following quote recently seen on Topix:
"I love Chick-fil-A and I hate queers."

Good luck countering that.
Chick-fil-A stands for a delicious sandwich and a set of waffle fries and freedom while Democrats stand for letting adult queers get government jobs to get near our kids.
God bless sweet Chick-fil-A!

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#21 Nov 4, 2012
No wonder we lost that war, we were fighting for gay rights evidently.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#22 Nov 4, 2012
Vote NO DON'T UNFAIRLY LIMIT THE RIGHT TO MARRY !

A new poll shows Minnesota's marriage amendment trailing by 7 points.

Voters on Tuesday will decide on a constitutional amendment which would define marriage as a heterosexual union.

According to a Public Policy Polling survey of 1,164 likely voters, 45 percent of respondents said they plan to vote for the amendment, while 52 percent say they plan to vote against it. Three percent said they remain undecided.

“The marriage amendment is trailing because of a massive generational divide. Seniors support it by a 57/40 margin but every other age group opposes it, including a 36/62 margin against it among voters under 30,” pollsters wrote in announcing their results.“Republicans support it (79%) and Democrats oppose it (76%) in almost equal numbers, but independents tip the balance by opposing it 41/55.”

If the amendment fails, it will be the first such loss for marriage equality foes, marking a real turning point for supporters.

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