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Millions down the drain, dozens upon dozens of articles and op-eds, all over something that's already illegal. Bottom line: This amendment is going down, the last poll had it at 51% opposing.
ironically, it will all be settled by the courts anyway. sigh. so much time, energy, and money wasted.
Glad the churches spent MILLIONS of dollars to support bigotry instead of using it for good. Anyone else see the little kids in that picture holding the signs? Shame on those parents.
Those who want this passed will never have a better chance than now. Those who oppose gay marriage are typically older and those who are tolerant of gay marriage are younger. Won't get any easier than this year.
I personally voted Yes Yes, becuz i am pizzed at all the lawn signs. Yes yes!
Also, i have been forced to cave in to your political views for the last four years, why would i cave into yours now? Just a stick it in them vote...
The Republicans apparently decided to put these amendments on the ballot in part to energize their base to improve turnout in this election. I think the anti-amendment base was energized even more. Seems like a backfired strategy.
According to the votes that are coming in it looks like this freedom taking amendment is being rightfully defeated. Good! Now lets ask the non-profit that doesn't pay taxes if we should change things so they do pay taxes.
How would legalization lead to learning about same-sex marriage in schools? And if it was a topic in a class, I'm sure students could opt-out (not unlike opting out of sex-ed in favor of abstinence only curriculum). I believe that marriage is a private institution between two consenting adults. Who those consenting adults are is not too important to me as a person who went through a failed, childless, heterosexual marriage. There are enough marriages out there that are devoid of love and emotional support that proponents of this amendment see as benchmarks to the institution; conversely, there are happy, healthy, stable same-sex couples that are being marginalized in the interests of religious agenda. I just don't know how proponents of this amendment can be so unaware of contradictions inherent in their use of faith as a crutch to support bigotry and hatred.
I went for the election just to vote NO to both the amendments. I do not think it is right to carve in stone a discrimination in our constitution. The constitution is a document to protect the rights of everyone living in MN. I am happy to see this going down.
I'm just back from the polls and in my precinct the opposition to both amendments was overwhelming, to the tune of 2 ½ to 1 and 3 to 1. I'll tune in tomorrow to see how the results look, but right now it's not favorable for either amendment.
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