Fights over marriage, voter ID go down to wire

  • Article by: BAIRD HELGESON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 4, 2012 - 6:38 AM

Across Minnesota, volunteers and politicians are dug in for the final stretch before Election Day.

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erikj3Nov. 3, 1210:13 PM

VOTE NO (twice). If you're still not sure, just leave it blank...

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tria56Nov. 3, 1210:23 PM

"This is part of my fabric, my faith and my values. It is the biblical understanding of what marriage is." I am a Christian too, but this quote is exactly why the marriage amendment should not be passed. Our state constitution is not a religious document and what my religion dictates as a value should not affect state law.

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DLBabatzNov. 3, 1210:34 PM

Yes, if passed, the "electoric" should shrink because the ineligible/illegal voters hopefully will no longer be able to vote.

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orpheus90Nov. 3, 1210:37 PM

From the article: but for many ID supporters, it is a matter of belief that Minnesota elections are being stolen ... Precisely put and precisely defines the problem. Both the ID and Marriage Amendment Supporters have put themselves behind an ideological firewall and refuse to assess issues on an evidence-based platform. On top of which, they've lied, dissembled and promulgated disinformation on the issues, demonstrating their refusal of honest dialogue. More to the point, who knows what sort of divisive political craziness we're in for should republicans remain in control of the state legislature for another term. That's why its important for the civic-minded forces of sanity, fair play and common sense to put their collective foot down and shout back a firm "NO" these amendments on election day, telling the extremists in the republican party know we won't indulge their politically corrosive foolishness. Not now, not ever.

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commonsense7Nov. 3, 1210:54 PM

Dr. Martin Luther King wrote: “A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law. Letter from Birmingham Jail, 1963. Vote Yes on the Marriage Amendment

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commonsense7Nov. 3, 1210:57 PM

Has anyone noticed that 31 other states have already voted yes for the marriage amendment? This is not just a fringe right wing idea. Why should we fly in the face of thousands of years of tradition to try this new social experiment? Just like no one thought that easy no fault divorce would affect children adversely, we have only to look around to see that that is not the case. Children need a mother and a father to meet their physical and emotional needs. Vote “Yes.”

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commonsense7Nov. 3, 1211:00 PM

Don't forget, voters, that if you abstain from voting on this amendment, it automatically records as a "no" vote.

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drichmnNov. 3, 1211:13 PM

"Our state constitution is not a religious document and what my religion dictates as a value should not affect state law." This really hits the nail on the head.

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mglovettNov. 3, 1211:38 PM

Does anyone else find it strange that our sitting Governor is starring in commercials to urge citizens to vote no on an amendment?

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daveschuNov. 3, 1211:40 PM

NO and NO. What a total waste to put this on the ballot. Solid Republicans are against this...Arnie Carlson included. Democrats against this. Wake up Minnesota...this is tea party and too much church money being wasted on craziness. And scare tactics advertising. Cannot believe the amount of junk mailings daily to our home. NO and NO! Really annoying.

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