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REPUBLICANS VOTING NO:
Kelly (Red Wing); Kriesel (Cottage Grove); Murray (Albert Lea); Smith (Mound)
These folks should be commended. Thank you for standing up for something you believe in and not just voting the party line.
Since coming out to us five years ago our greatest fear for our daughter was that she would be treated differently. Now I know that not everyone who voted for this bill is homophobic.(my wife and I have had many discussions on the subject of marriage) I would like to publicly thank my rep.(Murray- Albert Lea). Thank You for havimg the courage to vote your concience rather than the same sad party line. Also to the Dems. who voted yes, while I don't agree with you, I do respect you.
nap1234 - I completely agree. It's like they're on mind control over there at the capitol. Or is that Koch Brother control? Let's see how they vote on the deprive-people-of-their-right-to-vote amendment. Or the better-arm-the-kids-on-campus amendment. Or the only-blue-eyed-blondes-who're-packin-heat-and-hate-gays-can-vote amendment.
Isn't it interesting that almost every Democrat cares about the human rights of gay people and almost every Republican doesn't? But then again, it is self explanatory. They hate everybody who isn't like them and all they think and talk about is money. I am surprised that anyone will marry a Republican. Oh, ya the same Bible they use to discriminate against gays said the world was ending yesterday and women are property. Separation of church and state means nothing to them. There are many things I am unsure of in life. But I am certain that Jesus would be a Democrat.
One word: "Pathetic"!
I live in sw Minneapolis (quite close to Edina). I won't be spending *any* money in Edina or any other city represented by a legislator who voted yes. I urge other metro residents to follow suit. Until the constituents in these cities can get across to their elected officials that (1) having a spine and (2) being fair, are actual requirements of leadership, I have no reason to support their businesses or livelihoods with my $$. BTW the stores on the Edina side of 50th and France are pretty empty now, but wait and see how much more empty they can get.
On hand, presenting this issue for the voters to decide on may be the best solution. On the other hand, this means no one really had to make a decision so its really a chicken way out. I think this being on the ballot will lead to a higher voter turnout. When there are higher turnouts, it usually doesn't bode well for the Republican candidates. Don't they know that?
userbrain, would Jesus also run a huge deficit, and leave a debt that will cripple out children's future? Would Jesus have designed a welfare state that left millions of people in poverty by destroying the family, and creating a class of people utterly dependent on the gov't for their sustenance?
The Minnesota Republican Prayer
Dear God, I know we got it wrong about the jews, and the blacks, and the infidels. I know we can't protect our children, can't face our campaign promises, can't keep jobs on our soil, can't educate properly, legislate properly, or listen to the will of our constituency, but I'm sure we've got it right this time. Oh, and please ignore all that divorce we allow - that's not really marriage.
The Church of Republicans
Thank you to all who voted NO. Special thanks to GOP; Kelly (Red Wing); Kriesel (Cottage Grove); Murray (Albert Lea); Smith (Mound) who voted not to discriminate against our citizens.
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