Minnesota Poll: Majority oppose gay marriage ban

  • Article by: Dave Braunger
  • Updated: May 13, 2011 - 6:21 AM

"Please tell me if you would favor or oppose amending the Minnesota constitution to ban same-sex marriage."

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yiliyouMay. 13, 11 6:49 AM

I favor to amend the state constitution to gay marriage. But I don't want to be like other Christians' comments: "Gays and Lesbians are criminals". I feel gays and lesbians are the victims of adverse environments they grow up. So they develop this way of thinking in the marriage style. I feel they need help, need counseling to redirect their way of thinking. As a human being, they need to be respected. But in our society, the traditional way of marriage of one man and one woman is more functional for development of human beings. If we make gay/lesbian marriage a norm, then how our society can develop? They all adopt children? What if all children run out for adoption? Yi Li You, LSW

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raremmickMay. 13, 11 9:35 AM

@ Yi Li You. Your comment is so far off the mark. First, this country is so diverse that there is no "normal" and trying to counsel anyone into believing that of the "normal society" is wrong. Secondly, society as a whole evolves with time. What is considered traditional today may not be traditional 10 years from now. It was tradition that women stayed home and took care of the family. It was tradition that the oldest son inherited everything. It was tradition that to get married you had to present the family of the bride with a dowry. Society changes and with it, so does the idea of "traditional marriage." So stop acting like gays in this country need help to solve their issues with wanting equality because of some deep seated issue with their upbringing.

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wrongwayMay. 13, 1111:23 AM

Please tell the readers how many democrats were surveyed and how many republicans were surveyed. If two democrats were surveyed and 400 republicans, your poll results have no validity. Unless there is some reason not to tell us.

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marxerdavidMay. 19, 11 9:24 PM

Why not put this issue up to a voters? Do we preach democracy all over the world and are afraid to pratice it at home for fear of the results? News flash people---democracy is majority rule!

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smash23May. 20, 1112:53 PM

@marxerdavid The United States is not a direct democracy. It is a republic. And fundamental rights (which the US Supreme Court has found marriage to be) CANNOT be put to a vote. We cannot vote on slavery, on free speech, on freedom of religion, etc., etc., etc. Even Madison understood the need to protect the minority from the tyranny of an overbearing majority. That's the entire point of separation of powers!

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mnmonkeyboyMay. 22, 11 1:55 AM

America is not nor ever has been a direct democracy...if this is to go to a vote...can't we also vote to determine ifthe rich shouldmpay more taxes.?

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Paul03Jun. 15, 11 6:45 AM

We have things setup in society just for "women" or just for "men" I think we should be able to have marriage just for "man/woman". Anything else should be a union between man/man or woman/woman with all the benefits of a marriage.

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