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It's on the ballot for dubious reasons. It's also anachronistic.
We should all read genesis 19. God can bring his rath. Come on people we need to wake up.
Thank you, StarTribune, for a thoughtful, well written commentary. You make me proud to be a Minnesotan, but not as proud as I will be on Election Day when this awful amendment is defeated.
This summer there was an article in the University of Minnesota newspaper Showing that many of the law schools, even those with a religious affiliation, have donated money to Minnesota United. One of the reasons was that this was an innapropriate use of the constitution. So if people who have practiced and studied law all their lives are saying that this amendment doesn't belong in a constitution, why are people still considering passing it? I don't understand. On another note, shouldn't the real conversation come when we consider legalizing it? Making it more illegal than it already is doesn't make a whole lot of sense...
brittney - because the law schools are just basing it on their opinions also just like everyone writing here. I'm a human rights lawyer and gay marriage is not a given. And, unfortunately the amendment strategy is one of the ways those who don't want gay marriage forced on them are trying to protect themselves from lawsuits, human rights tribunals, and such. Its too bad it has to go this far, but there is no such thing as compromise in our country any longer.
We wouldn't be voting on it if it was right
I am a fiscal conservative who will not enjoy my success' and happiness unless others have the same opportunities as I do. I will vote "NO".
@luxaeterna: King was pro-life and pro-marriage (real marriage). Thanks for reminding us that he would be in our corner...just as his niece is.
@kd5757: Doubtful. But let us say that is the case. We love homosexuals...we don't fear anyone. We fear the denial of sin, but we do not fear people. We love homosexuals enough to tell them the truth. You don't. That is not love...its hate, kd.
@liora51: It doesn't surprise me that you failed to read and/or comprehend my comment. That is okay. Hatred can be blinding. Anyway, we love homosexuals enough to tell them the truth about their disorder and the cross they bear. We help them bear it instead of letting them kill their bodies and their souls. The same is not true for you. Condemning? Hardly. Freeing? Absolutely.
Where is religion mentioned in this amendment? I've not seen this introduced. Is it possible some people believe marriage is between male and female adults?
The homosexual population is estimated at 3.4% of the total population. No numbers on the percent of the homosexual population wanting to get married. Is this a matter worth expending the energy being spent?
"This is separation of church and state. The legislators voted to put this amendment on the ballot, not a church."......Look at the Minnesota for Marriage website to see where their money is coming from. Also, other than Archbishop Neinstedt and some other religious leaders/organizations, who else is in the news supporting the amendment? Don't fool yourself Muggs. If it weren't for the religious conservatives we wouldn't be voting on an amendment.
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