Minnesota same-sex marriage vote nears the finish line

  • Article by: Baird Helgeson , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 6, 2013 - 11:30 PM

Proposal advances as critics raise religious freedom doubts.

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danhendricksMay. 6, 13 9:59 PM

Anyone who'd make their children hold up a sign like that is an awful parent.

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subotai1May. 6, 1310:05 PM

Nobody is redefining anything. The only thing happening is the application of the word "equality", which in this case means that "all individuals of the human species are granted the same protections and rights under the law." Its simple really.

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naomiagnelliMay. 6, 1310:09 PM

Oh, for goodness sake. As a Catholic, I say that refusing to allow equality based on my religion just screeches "MY RELIGION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT, EXCEPT FOR PEOPLE WHO DISAGREE WITH ME WITHIN MY OWN RELIGION." Calm down. Be a good person. It's what Jesus would want. Saying anything otherwise is bordering on blasphemy.

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gustavus2000May. 6, 1310:10 PM

Rep. Beard's comments show just exactly how out of touch he is. "The cause of the week, the flavor of the month." What world is he living in? I guess I shouldn't expect more from someone who attended the Bethany College of Missions.

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kd5757May. 6, 1310:37 PM

Many Republicans, especially those between 18-29 years old, support marriage equality. Unfortunately, the Republican leadership has been co-opted by religious/social conservatives into promoting discrimination by placing anti-gay positions in their party platform. This hurts the Republican Party on so many levels which is why many prominent Republican backers are becoming increasingly more visible in their support of marriage equality. Social justice is an American value.

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kraigalanMay. 6, 1310:40 PM

Sen. Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove, has a giant sign to greet office visitors: “Don’t mess with marriage.”This guy has wasted so much time over the past years and money. Marriage is for everyone.

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hildigardMay. 6, 1310:51 PM

I'm ready for the bill to pass. It seems like the good thing to do.

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erikj3May. 6, 1310:55 PM

No one is saying that YOU personally have to approve of gay marriage, all we are saying is that basing our laws on what a really old book says is wrong (and, that there are many other lessons in that book beyond "gays are bad!). Keep your religion AND government out of peoples' private lives!

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chablis28May. 6, 1310:56 PM

IF, the DFL wants to pass gay marriage, it will. IF, the DFL really doesn't, it won't. Doesn't matter where the Republicans are on this issue. The DFL has the votes to pass gay marriage, if, they really want it. I'm a conservative and ready to move on. Pass it DFL. Don't just talk the talk, walk the walk and pass it.

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potter101May. 6, 1311:31 PM

Why is it right for the right to force it's intolerance on my country. Or why is it right for a church to force it's intolerance on my country

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