“I dreamt… that Minnesota would be the first state in the nation to reject” a constitutional ban on gay marriage, the governor told a cheering crowd on the Capitol steps Thursday afternoon. “I think Minnesota’s better than that… I campaigned on the principle and the conviction that any Minnesotan or any American should be able to marry the person that he or she loves”
In the crowd below, people cheered and waved signs with slogans like, “I’m straight, but not narrow,” and “Closets are for clothes. Fabulous, fabulous clothes.”
Thursday was a day of action for two of the groups at the forefront of the Just Vote No movement – OutFront Minnesot and Minnesotans United for All Families. Participants spent the morning learning community organizing techniques and plan to spend the afternoon lobbying their lawmakers against the amendment that will appear on the November ballot.
It's just one stage of what organizers say will be a coordinated statewide push to defeat the ballot amendment.
Amid reports that Donald Trump was in danger of not getting on Minnesota's presidential ballot, the Trump campaign says everything is in order and voters will have a chance to cast their ballot for him in November.
Interest groups spent less slightly money lobbying state government in 2015 than in the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.
Hillary Clinton said Thursday that Donald Trump has unleashed the "radical fringe" within the Republican Party, including anti-Semites and white supremacists, dubbing the billionaire businessman's campaign as one that will "make America hate again."