Minnesota: Marriage amendment making its way towards ballot

Tue, May 3 2011 — Source: Minnesota Public Radio

A House panel gave approval to proposed constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage in Minnesota Monday. It was the second time in less than a week that legislators moved the measure toward the 2012 ballot. Debate over the measure featured impassioned testimony from both sides. Dale Carpenter, a constitutional law professor at the University of Minnesota, said banning same-sex marriage would ignite a political firestorm.

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