Ok, so, we understand where the 'Vote Yes' people are coming from. We understand where the 'Vote No' people are coming from. But, what is causing people to remain undecided on the marriage amendment ballot measure? Polls suggest that as many as four percent of Minnesotans have not yet made up their minds on how they'll vote. If you have not decided which way you are voting on this matter, please use the comments as a forum to explain to us (in 50 words or less) why you are undecided on the amendment. If you've made up your mind, please stay on the sidelines.
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Body pulled from Mississippi River ID'd as missing Elk River man
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2 victims identified in double-fatal north Minneapolis shooting
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Doug Wardlow reneges on promise, will challenge GOP's AG candidate in primary
Wardlow's announcement sparked swift criticism from the MN GOP and the party-endorsed candidate, Jim Schultz.
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Two of the seven were EF-2 level tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.
Floodwaters sweep through restaurant in Waite Park
The Sauk River crested on Monday.
City of Minneapolis, Jaleel Stallings reach $1.5M settlement
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Lutherans voice opposition to marriage amendment
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Marriage amendment foes recruiting volunteers nationally
Opponents of Minnesota's marriage amendment plan to bring in volunteers from other states to campaign against the measure. Three national gay rights groups are coordinating a recruiting effort to get volunteers to spend a week in any of four states that are voting on marriage. Minnesota's amendment would have the Constitution define marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
Rev. Billy Graham endorses Minnesota marriage amendment
The aging but still influential evangelist Billy Graham, perhaps wading into politics more now in his later years, has announced his support for the marriage amendment in Minnesota that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.
Historic upset: Marriage amendment fails
With 98 percent of the vote counted, it appears the marriage amendment has failed. The result was striking development after similar measures have been passed in 30 states – and never before defeated. Associated Press exit polls showed a majority of women voted against the Minnesota measure and a majority of men voted for it. Young people voted against it in big numbers.
Blank ballots could seal fate of marriage amendment
After so many fierce debates, months of campaigning and millions of dollars spent, the marriage amendment could be decided by people who leave the question blank on their ballots, MPR reports. A blank ballot counts as a "no" vote on the question of whether a marriage should be defined in the state constitution as between a man and woman. To be approved, the measure needs 50 percent of voters to vote "yes."
SurveyUSA/KSTP: Marriage amendment supporters have big lead
A new poll from SurveyUSA and KSTP shows that 52 percent of Minnesotans favor defining marriage as between one man and one woman in the state's constitution. Only 37 percent flat out oppose the amendment and 11 percent are undecided or will not vote on the issue.
Marriage amendment supporters warn of gay marriage taught in schools
Minnesota for Marriage, the lead group advocating the marriage amendment has released a new television ad that warns that gay relationships could be taught in school if marriage is ultimately redefined.
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