marriage amendment

Richard Carlbom, campaign manager for Minnesotans United for All Families, looks at his parents and sees their marriage as a testimony to love, commitment and responsibilty. Their marriage, he says, is also a sign that the married couple will be in each other’s lives forever. Carlbom, a gay man originally from North Branch, wonders why [...]

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The proposed amendment to the Minnesota Constitution is not about how any religion defines marriage, but how the law does so. Confining the legal definition of marriage to one man and one woman, thereby excluding same-sex couples, legalizes discrimination and perpetuates inequality. No law can require a religious institution to wed same-sex couples. But no [...]

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I am a firm believer that we should not mess with our laws on marriage that is only between a man and a woman. Changing this law could open up a can of worms. We need to get to the polls and vote for what we believe is right. Freedom to vote is absolutely priceless! [...]

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Traditionally marriage has been the union of one man and one woman with the purpose of bringing the next generation into the world and raising them in the best possible environment. Only in the last couple hundred years has mutual attraction been the driving force for a marriage. Before that it was often arranged for [...]

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Mr. Borum, Patricia Jones is right about her definition of marriage. Marriage has been defined as between one man and one woman for 2,000 years. Marriage is like Truth. Truth is truth no matter how you twist and turn it and that’s been here too, since Christ stood before Pontius Pilate. You don’t take this [...]

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In reply to Patricia Jones’s letter of May 11, (Will be voting ‘yes’ for amendment), I have several comments. Jones says she wants to define marriage as “the union of one man and one woman in a lifelong, exclusive relationship … open to the conception of children.” Would she then support laws outlawing divorce in [...]

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I am writing in response to Patricia Jones’s letter to the editor regarding the referendum that would add a ban on same-sex marriage to the Minnesota Constitution. I am not writing to argue with Ms. Jones’s religious viewpoint; to the contrary, I respect her right to her beliefs. However, what I am concerned about is [...]

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Regarding Emily Blegen’s letter to the editor dated May 5 regarding gay marriage, I don’t have any letters after my name nor am I affiliated with a political organization. I am voting yes to amend the Minnesota Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman in a lifelong, exclusive relationship [...]

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