Both sides in marriage debate work the State Fair

  • Updated: August 23, 2012 - 5:24 PM

Care for some politics with that food on a stick?

Supporters and opponents of the proposed marriage amendment are out in full force at the Minnesota State Fair.

On Thursday, the new bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Minneapolis synod, Ann Svennungsen, joined a Conservative rabbi and an evangelical Christian pastor near the main entrance to encourage voters to defeat the measure set for vote Nov. 6.

The amendment would change the state Constitution to define marriage as between a man and woman, effectively banning gay marriage.

Both Minnesotans United for All Families, which opposes the amendment, and Minnesota for Marriage, which supports it, have booths at the fair.

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