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Creative industry says the marriage amendment chills the business climate.
Passing the amendment will do nothing but hurt Minnesota and it won't affect marriage by gays. It might take a couple of years but with DOMA and Prop 8 from California both going to the United States Supreme Court the amendment will be overturned anyway. But the stain of a yes vote by the citizens of Minnesota will do nothing but tarnish our reputation for decades or more. VOTE NO!
It's about biology: something some people can't or won't admit. It's not a matter of choice at all. Every worthwhile scientific study shows that we are wired for sexual attraction from birth. In my opinion, that makes its God's doing. Of course, some say the Bible condemns it but can never give a passage that supports that claim. If everyone agreed on what the Bible says, there would be one Christian religion, instead of so many. Even the former mudslinger for the Republican Party reveals that the entire issue was brought up to manipulate a certain group of voters.
For all its bluster about job creation, the Minnesota Republican party dropped the ball on this one. Favoring one religious viewpoint over another and creating a more divisive Minnesota just adds insult to injury.
"It's about love. It's about commitment. And to deny that sends completely the wrong message, whether to support business, or just the quality of life." I disagree, it's about stupidity and meaninglessness and something that shouldn't be an issue in the first place.
This amendment vote is a farce. Gay marriage is already illegal in Minnesota. All adding this to the Constitutions would do is tie the hands of future, more tolerant generations who see two consenting adults entering into a legal contract as just no big deal. Vote no (twice)!
reefungorio--Please clarify. I think I agree with you about it being stupid, meaningless, and not an issue, but it depends on what the "It" is. Are you talking about the amendment or gay marriage?
This is the lamest one yet. 31 states have passed such amendments, and Minnesota would be #32. According to the "logic" of this article, that will mean that 18 states are suddenly gonna be VERY prosperous, right? owatonnabill is against this amendment, but to think that the stupidity of this piece would have in any way at all influenced his decision would be to think wrong. Insulting peoples' intelligence to get them to vote one way or another is not a particularly bright thing to do.
Some people choose loyalty to the bible; me I choose loyalty to the U.S. Constitution and in this case the 14th amendment. Vote NO!
Owatonna bill: The article is not pointing out which states will be more prosperous but which states will attract young talent. My 35 year old son is gay and a very successful business man (so is his partner) and if this ammendment passes they want to move away. This is personal to the LGBT community and those of us who support them. this ammendment is mean spirited and will take away my, and many others, religious freedom. Not everyone in MN supports the Catholic Church divisiveness on this issue.
Coming from California where an amendment to the state constitution requires a 2/3 vote, it is appalling to see how easy it is to get one passed in Minnesota. 51%??? a joke! Even with the 2/3 we have had at least one damaging amendment passed: Jarvis-Gann or Prop. 13. What is bewildering is that Minnesota already has an anti-gay marriage LAW...but the opponents want an AMENDMENT? In the name of God??? What kind of God do the supporters worship?
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