Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Mary Liz Holberg (R), say a portion of the electorate that voted against the marriage amendment on limited government or constitutional grounds may be alienated by the Democrats' quick push for the legalization of same-sex marriage.
District 57A Rep. Tara Mack (R) wasn't surprised when Democrats unveiled a bill permitting same-sex marriage in Minnesota in late February, but the second-term legislator was certainly disappointed. Last year, Democrats accused Republicans of neglecting budget problems while they pushed a divisive social agenda, Mack said. Now, it appears that Democrats are doing the same thing, she added, despite an estimated $627 million budget deficit. Mack isn't the only Dakota County legislator who had plenty to say about the same-sex marriage bill, which was authored by District 61 Sen. Scott Dibble (DFL) and introduced last Thursday. The bill was referred to the Senate Judiciary committee, but legislators believe it will likely be voted on later …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Check out our citywide results for Lakeville and a number of other Dakota County communities.
It's no longer news that the state defeated the proposed marriage amendment, but it could be considered news that the majority of Lakeville voters—considered some of the most conservative in the state—also voted against it. After looking at all the precincts in Lakeville, the marriage amendment was defeated 51.01 percent (16,345 votes) to 48.58 percent (15,565 votes). On the flip side, the voter ID amendment was heavily favored in Lakeville, despite being defeated by the state. Voters in Lakeville preferred the amendment 57.3 percent to 42.06 percent—a 15 point difference. Check out our tables below for citywide results for Lakeville and a number of other Dakota County communities, as well as countywide results for both measures. The Voter…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
While proponents were saying the race was still too early to call, the Associated Press called the race shortly before 2 a.m. The vote means the state constitution will not define marriage as only between a man and a woman.
The Minnesota Marriage Amendment has been rejected. The campaign to amend the Minnesota state constitution to limit the definition of marriage to strictly between heterosexual couples was defeated Tuesday by more than 51 percent of a statewide vote. With 92 percent of state precincts reporting, the Associated Press reported shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday that Amendment 1—informally known as the Minnesota Marriage Amendment—had failed: "Vote No" won. Speaking to a cheering crowd of hundreds at St Paul's River Centre, Richard Carlbom, the campaign manager for Minnesotans United for All Families, told audiences that Minnesota was the first state in the nation to reject a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage at the ballot …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Video from various spots around the metro, including Republican Party headquarters in Bloomington and the DFL Party's gathering in Minneapolis.
Red. Blue. Downtown or Southtown, we will have it covered tonight as election results come in around the Twin Cities. Twin Cities Patch sites are teaming up with our friends at TheUptake to bring video coverage from various sites tonight as we wrap up this historic election. The embedded player allows you to change feeds, or "channels," to check out the coverage and interviews you want to see. Thanks for "tuning in," and enjoy a whole new way to take in the Election Night.
Minnesota voters young and old used Twitter to talk about their Minnesota Election decisions, particularly on the proposed Marriage Amendment.
We followed a few common topics around the Twin Cities, including both sides of the Minnesota Marriage Amendment vote, and found what people were talking about on social media this Election Day. A reminder, though, that Tweeting a photo of your ballot, filled out, is stongly discouraged by the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office. Take a look.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Despite support from the Minnesota GOP, Patch's panel thinks the amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman will fall short.
Twin Cities Republicans aren't confident the so-called Marriage Amendment will make its way into the constitution after Tuesday's general election. In a flash poll issued Friday to Patch's panel of Republican politicians and activists, the majority believed the amendment, which requires a "yes" vote to be added to the constitution by voters, would fall short. About 57 percent of the 33 survey responders said the amendment would fall short. Our Republican panel also felt Barack Obama, running to remain president, had conducted a better campaign in Minnesota, a state he's favored to win in Tuesday night's election. "It's going to be exceedingly close, on the Presidential race and on both amendment questions," one pundit said. The …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Participants were urged to turn the same-sex marriage debate toward the personal.
Lakeville resident Veda Kanitz' favorite sister is in a committed relationship with another woman. Paul Melchert met his partner James eight years ago and fell in love while training for a triathlon. It was stories like these that marriage amendment opponents shared during a town hall meeting in Eagan on Tuesday evening. The meeting, organized by Minnesotans United for All Families and held at their Eagan office, was designed to present and refute the arguments of Minnesota for Marriage, the group supporting the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota. Kate Brickman, the press secretary for Minnesotans United, said she wanted to bring together parents, citizens and experts (a pediatrician spoke at the …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A list of those that have come out in favor of a proposal for the state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman.
On Nov. 6, Minnesotans will vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between one man and one woman in the state constitution, reflecting existing state statute. The following companies have come out in favor of the amendment. (Click here for a list of companies that oppose the amendment.) Do you know of a company or business leader who’s taken a stand on the issue—either for or against? Let us know in the comments below. How do you feel about the companies' stands? Take our poll: Should Companies Take Positions on Social Issues? *** Companies That Support the Marriage Amendment
Monday, July 16, 2012
A list of those that have come out against a proposal for the state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman.
On Nov. 6, Minnesotans will vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between a man and a woman—which would limit marriage to opposite sex couples. The following companies and business leaders have come out against the amendment. (Click here for a list of companies that support the amendment.) Do you know of a company or business leader who’s taken a stand on the issue—either for or against? Let us know in the comments below. How do you feel about the companies' stands? Take our poll: Should Companies Take Positions on Social Issues? *** Companies That Oppose the Marriage Amendment Business Leaders Who Oppose the Marriage Amendment