The total reported by Minnesota For Marriage - combined with last week's report from a group fighting the amendment - means the fight over whether Minnesota should ban same-sex marriage has already generated more than $2 million in contributions.
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Northland priest quietly donates money to group against marriage amendment
Campaign finance records show Rev. Peter Lambert of St. Louis Catholic Church, about 45 miles west of Duluth, donated $1,000 about six months ago to Minnesotans United for All Families -- the primary group fighting the controversial ballot measure to essentially ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota. The News Tribune reports no other Minnesota priest in a recognized diocese has contributed to any group trying to defeat the constitutional amendment.
Catholic group petitions Archbishop to stop church support of marriage amendment
Catholics for Marriage Equality Minnesota wants Archbishop John Nienstedt to put a stop to the church's support a state Constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage. The archdiocese has been a leading contributor to the campaign.
Marriage amendment supporters to rally at General Mills headquarters
Earlier this month, the Golden Valley-based company publicly opposed the constitutional amendment that would ban same sex marriage in Minnesota. WCCO reports people in favor of the measure -- that will be on the ballot in November -- plan to protest outside the General Mills headquarters Tuesday through Friday.
Group fights marriage amendment with first TV ad
Freedom to Marry, a national group fighting to defeat the ballot measure to define marriage as solely between one man and one woman, will air its first television advertisement in Minnesota on Thursday. MPR reports the 30-second ad will run on television and cable networks in the Twin Cities and Duluth. It features a Duluth couple who have been married for nearly 60 years. Yvonne and Fred Peterson say gay couples should also be allowed to marry.
Agency: Anti-marriage amendment donor can remain anonymous
The state campaign finance board ruled Friday that a man who contributed $600 to a group opposing the Minnesota marriage amendment can remain anonymous. The man feared he would be fired from his Catholic employer if word of his contribution became public since the Catholic Church is in favor of the amendment, which would effectively ban same-sex marriages.
Report: Archbishop ordered priests to support or stay silent on marriage amendment
The American Independent is reporting that someone apparently leaked a speech by Archbishop Nienstedt in which he says any clergy member who disagrees with the church's support of an amendment banning same-sex marriage should remain silent. A website pushing for church reform, Progressive Catholic Voice, published the text on Thursday.
Marriage amendment combatants raise more than $15M
The battle over the marriage amendment may be the most expensive fight ever in Minnesota over a ballot initiative, the Star Tribune reports. Even actor Brad Pitt has donated money. Opponents of the measure raised more than $10 million, and supporters raised about $5 million. Supporters of the other ballot measure, a constitutional amendment that would require voters to bring a photo ID to the polls, raised about $1.5 million, and opponents raked in $2.6 million.
Gay marriage supporters rallying
St. Paul-area Lutherans assembling in Burnsville, and separately, Gov. Mark Dayton and other activists holding "house parties" around the state, demonstrated their opposition to an amendment to the state Constitution that would define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
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