The former vice president and Minnesota supreme court justice formed Lawyers United to speak out against a constitutional amendment that would limit marriage to opposite-sex couples. The amendment "would be a constitutional knot tying the hands of our chosen representatives as we learn from the experience of other states on the issue of marriage," they wrote in a letter to the legal community.
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President Obama opposes Minnesota's same-sex marriage amendment
Obama's Minnesota campaign team on Monday said the president opposes a constitutional amendment that would limit marriage to opposite-sex couples. "While the President does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the record is clear that the President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same sex couples," a spokeswoman said.
St. Paul Lutherans to oppose marriage amendment
St. Paul-area Lutherans are expected to go on record this weekend against the proposed marriage amendment to the state Constitution that would define marriage as a union between a man and woman. Nearly 600 Lutherans, representing about 115 congregations in the St. Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, are scheduled to vote Saturday in Burnsville.
Local Thomson Reuters executives oppose marriage amendment
The top Minnesota-based executives with Thomson Reuters have come out against the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. The company joins two other prominent Minnesota companies, General Mills and St. Jude Medical, in opposing the amendment.
Minnesota Lutherans might voice opposition to same-sex marriage ban
WCCO reports nearly 1,000 representatives of the Lutheran church will vote in an assembly Friday on whether to officially oppose a constitutional amendment to limit marriage to opposite-sex couples.
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.
Twin Cities Jewish group says marriage amendment contrary to the faith
Jewish Community Action used a Minnetonka event to rally opposition to the marriage amendment that will appear on Minnesota's ballot this fall. One of the group's leaders says the amendment, which would ban same-sex marriage, is contrary to the values of the Torah. Not all rabbis agree, though.
Capella University opposes marriage amendment
Minneapolis-based Capella University, an online learning center, announced Friday that it officially opposes the proposed constitutional amendment that would effectively ban gay marriage in Minnesota. Capella officials say theirs is the first major higher education institution to stand against the amendment.
Poll: Dayton gains popularity; marriage amendment headed for close vote
Public Policy Polling says Mark Dayton is one of the most popular governors in the country, with 53 percent of voters approving of his work in office and just over a third disapproving. The latest survey also says a vote on a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage could be close: 48 percent say they support it, while 44 percent are opposed.
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