Rally opposes same-sex marriage amendment

About 100 people rallied in downtown Minneapolis over the weekend to protest a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage.
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About 100 people rallied in downtown Minneapolis over the weekend to protest a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage.

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