Pioneer Press editorial on marriage amendment draws criticism

The Pioneer Press published an editorial Saturday on various views surrounding the proposed marriage amendment in Minnesota. In the article, the paper claims they "are not endorsing one way or another," but many are claiming the piece very clearly takes a side. One of them is Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, who says he will no longer contribute blogs to the paper.
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The Pioneer Press published an editorial Saturday on various views surrounding the proposed marriage amendment in Minnesota. In the article, the paper claims they "are not endorsing one way or another," but many are claiming the piece very clearly takes a side.

MinnPost's David Brauer calls the Pioneer Press the "first Minnesota paper to editorialize for 'Vote Yes'"on the amendment.

Brauer claims the article replaces "clarity with disingenuousness" and "principles with passive-aggression."

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, a vocal supporter of same-sex marriage, says he will no longer contribute his blogs to the paper following the piece.

Kluwe goes on to say the newspaper used a biased piece as a neutral position which is not only "irresponsible journalism, but massively hypocritical."

After major backlash from readers, Pioneer Press managing editor Chris Clong made this statement Saturday:

Here are more reactions to the editorial, very few are supportive:

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