With just weeks to go before a vote in Minnesota on a ballot measure that would ban gay marriage, state bishops in a letter to Minnesota Catholics this week are asking them to donate money to Minnesota for Marriage, the leading pro-amendment group, the Star Tribune reports. It's an unusually direct and explicit ask of the church's faithful, one observer says.
In other news, Minnesota for Marriage has put up 25 pro-amendment billboards in the Twin Cities, Duluth, St. Cloud and Rochester.
The vote on Nov. 6 could be close, according to one recent poll.