Election 2012 commentary: News about the proposed Marriage Amendment

  • By: STAR TRIBUNE STAFF
  • Updated: September 14, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Graphic: States where gay marriage is legal, on hold

By Dave Braunger, Star Tribune May 09, 2013, 03:47 PM

The Minnesota Legislature is considering making same-sex marriage legal. The House approved it Thursday, and the Senate will vote Monday.

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Two sides of marriage fight make closing arguments

By BAIRD HELGESON, Star Tribune November 02, 2012, 09:05 AM

Debate comes in final days of deadlocked, expensive campaign.

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Minnesota sees record spending on ballot issues

By RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER, Star Tribune October 31, 2012, 07:33 AM

Marriage and ID amendment fights draw $18M, making those ballot fights the most expensive the state has ever seen.

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Marriage amendment frenzy escalates as anti forces rally at U

By BAIRD HELGESON, Star Tribune October 30, 2012, 06:36 AM

The fight over the marriage amendment intensified Monday when a star-studded group of opponents joined Minnesota politicians for a rally.

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Minnesota Poll: Deadlock on marriage question in state

By BAIRD HELGESON, Star Tribune October 28, 2012, 05:30 PM

Support for gay marriage ban is shy of level needed to amend Constitution.

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Marriage amendment: Ad links gay marriage, schools

By BAIRD HELGESON, Star Tribune October 26, 2012, 05:34 AM

Minnesota for Marriage TV spot creates firestorm before vote as foes call it misleading.

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Marriage amendment: Bible teaching trumps the stand of ELCA

By ROSE FRENCH, Star Tribune October 25, 2012, 09:21 AM

The Sanders family: Bible teaching trumps ELCA stand, but they’re still followers of faith.

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Marriage amendment: Soul-searching over future as Catholics

By BAIRD HELGESON, Star Tribune October 25, 2012, 05:44 AM

The Seivert family: Support of daughter prompts soul-searching over future as Catholics.

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Black voters targeted in Minnesota's marriage amendment fight

By BAIRD HELGESON, Star Tribune October 23, 2012, 06:20 AM

NAACP president urges "no" vote; church leaders divided.

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Catholic Knights of Columbus battle for marriage measure

By BAIRD HELGESON, Star Tribune October 15, 2012, 07:21 AM

Catholic Knights of Columbus providing crucial manpower and money to pass the amendment.

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Canadian panelists say same-sex marriage there has had costs

By BAIRD HELGESON, Star Tribune October 09, 2012, 09:19 AM

Backers of Minnesota amendment invited speakers to seminar.

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Marriage amendment: The archbishop draws the line

By ROSE FRENCH and BAIRD HELGESON, Star Tribune October 07, 2012, 08:44 AM

Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt's opposition to same-sex marriage is cheered as obedience, challenged as overbearing.

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For top foe, marriage amendment fight is for freedom

By BAIRD HELGESON, Star Tribune October 05, 2012, 07:33 AM

Richard Carlbom, the campaign manager of Minnesotans United for All Families and guiding the “Vote No” forces, keeps his staffers and volunteers pumped up, and pulls in the cash, too.

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Marriage amendment ad battle kicks off

By BAIRD HELGESON, Star Tribune October 02, 2012, 06:19 AM

Group backing amendment releases its first TV advertisements.

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Candidates divorce themselves from marriage fight

By BAIRD HELGESON, Star Tribune October 01, 2012, 06:25 AM

Many legislative hopefuls steer clear of strong stands on proposed amendment also on the ballot.

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Both sides in marriage battle rake in millions

By COREY MITCHELL, Star Tribune September 27, 2012, 04:45 AM

Could be most expensive ballot question in state history.

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Nov. 8, 2011: Minnesota Poll: Marriage amendment divide is deep

By RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER, Star Tribune September 26, 2012, 01:10 PM

48 percent in the Minnesota Poll said they favored amending state Constitution to allow marriage only between a man and a woman.

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Minnesota Poll: Marriage vote splits state in two

By BAIRD HELGESON, Star Tribune September 26, 2012, 01:06 PM

While amendment is a dead heat, civil unions drawing strong support.

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Minnesota Catholics asked to pay for marriage vote TV ads

By ROSE FRENCH, Star Tribune September 25, 2012, 09:55 AM

Bishops send letters asking for donations to pay for TV spots supporting the amendment.

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Both sides in marriage fight appeal to faithful

By BAIRD HELGESON, Star Tribune September 19, 2012, 08:06 AM

As final campaign push begins, foes target Catholics with TV ad and archbishop speaks out at Capitol.

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