Minn. Supreme Court justices get an earful in amendment titles fight

  • Article by: JIM RAGSDALE and BAIRD HELGESON , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: July 31, 2012 - 11:05 PM

State Supreme Court pressed both sides in dispute over names of proposed constitutional amendments on photo ID, gay marriage.

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northcoasterJul. 31, 1210:26 PM

How ironic that the Republicans are trying to limit the freedom to marry by using an attorney who works for a religious group called Alliance Defending Freedom.

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mcjoe1Jul. 31, 1211:37 PM

It's kind of sad that the amendment supporters are so afraid of these titles. Are Minnesota voters really that unaware of what they're voting on? I'd say apparently so if they're fighting over it this much. If so then we do need some checks and balances on these ballot amendments.

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misterbutchJul. 31, 1211:41 PM

barry looks like his eye-opener is wearing off there

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jdcarlinAug. 1, 12 2:51 AM

"How ironic that the Republicans are trying to limit the freedom to marry by using an attorney who works for a religious group called Alliance Defending Freedom." That's called, Freedom for me but not for thee.

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vnbushmanAug. 1, 12 4:26 AM

I'm pretty sure the citizens are smart enough to figure out which way to vote on both subjects. And if legislators can't figure out which way the people will vote, then they haven't been paying attention. The citizens are capable of voting without the legislators or courts help.

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justsayinAug. 1, 12 6:32 AM

It just seems wrong to me - logically - that one state could have different rules when voting for US office (eg President) than another. The rules should be the same for MN as they are for IA, WI, et al. This issue should be addressed by the US Constitution not the MN constitution. If we want to change the MN constitution to restrict voting for statewide offices (eg Governor) then that's fine but we should hold a separate election for local MN offices in that case.

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lilmamadebAug. 1, 12 6:37 AM

How ironic that Democrats want to change the wording on amendments because they are terrified of losing.

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kvarnoldAug. 1, 12 6:39 AM

Just knowing how the conservatives want to block this is enough to make me vote against it if it actually comes to that...

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gjacobAug. 1, 12 6:46 AM

Any constitutional ammendment limiting freedom is contrary to our ideals as a free nation. I think the GOP would like this country to be a Christian Iran. The Voter ID is a good concept however it definitely hurts the poor and minorities ability to vote. The Marriage Ammendment is just a joke. I'd rather two guys/gals who love each other use the word marriage than lawmakers like John Edwards and Larry Craig.

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blklabAug. 1, 12 7:04 AM

How ironic that the Republicans yell so hard for the law except when it goes against what they want to do.

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