Church ladies of Minnesota launch gay marriage crusade

The Atlantic profiles a group of suburban Twin Cities women – mostly in their 40s and 50s from different political parties and religious views – who have banded together to fight what many of them call an embarrassment to Minnesota: a proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage that will appear on the ballot this November. The article also amounts to a profile of the Minnesota suburbs by an East Coast magazine.
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The Atlantic profiles a group of suburban Twin Cities women – mostly in their 40s and 50s from different political parties and religious views – who have banded together to fight what many of them call an embarrassment to Minnesota: a proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage that will appear on the ballot this November. The article also amounts to a profile of the Minnesota suburbs by an East Coast magazine.

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