Election 2012 commentary: News about the proposed Marriage Amendment

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

Young, old divide over Minnesota's marriage amendment

By BAIRD HELGESON, Star Tribune September 17, 2012, 05:33 AM

 Age is a defining factor in who supports marriage amendment.

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Marriage amendment campaigns court Minnesota Muslims

By ROSE FRENCH, Star Tribune September 08, 2012, 09:30 PM

Both sides of the debate seek to tap into a group that's growing more politically active.

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Minnesota Legislature gets upper hand in recent court decisions

By JIM RAGSDALE, Star Tribune September 04, 2012, 12:47 PM

The latest Supreme Court ruling, on proposed constitutional amendments, was called a "huge victory" over the executive branch.

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Legislature wins photo ID, marriage amendment cases

By JIM RAGSDALE, Star Tribune August 28, 2012, 01:03 PM

Minnesota high court rejected attempts to change ballot wording regarding marriage, photo ID.

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Marriage fight divides state's Catholics

By ROSE FRENCH, Star Tribune August 18, 2012, 07:07 PM

Those who oppose the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage are organizing, putting them at odds with bishops.

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Donor against marriage amendment will remain unnamed

By RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER, Star Tribune August 17, 2012, 11:14 PM

A Catholic organization's employee who opposes the marriage amendment can remain anonymous.

Businesses drawn into fight over marriage amendment

By BAIRD HELGESON, Star Tribune August 11, 2012, 12:14 AM

Taking either side on divisive issue carries risk.

Winning streak on the line for marriage crusader

By BAIRD HELGESON, Star Tribune August 05, 2012, 08:20 AM

Since 2008, ad guru Frank Schuber has led every successful campaign against same-sex marriage. Now he's in Minnesota, looking for another victory.

Minn. Supreme Court justices get an earful in amendment titles fight

By JIM RAGSDALE and BAIRD HELGESON, Star Tribune July 31, 2012, 11:05 PM

State Supreme Court pressed both sides in dispute over names of proposed constitutional amendments on photo ID, gay marriage.

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Thomson Reuters' local execs say 'no' on marriage amendment

By BAIRD HELGESON, Star Tribune July 13, 2012, 08:39 PM

In a letter to workers, Thomson Reuters executives said ban would "limit our ability" to recruit and keep top talent.

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Amendments' altered wording fuels political ire

By RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER, Star Tribune July 09, 2012, 09:53 PM

Secretary of state recast titles of photo ID and marriage measures.

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Marriage amendment allies rewrite playbook

By BAIRD HELGESON and ROSE FRENCH , Star Tribune July 01, 2012, 07:41 AM

Supporters have launched a more aggressive effort in Minnesota than campaigns in other states, particularly targeting General Mills.

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New ballot language starts a new fight over marriage amendment

By BAIRD HELGESON, Star Tribune June 29, 2012, 08:57 AM

Proponents say secretary of state overstepped bounds.

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Marriage amendment foes turn up the volume

By BAIRD HELGESON, Star Tribune June 23, 2012, 10:47 PM

The Minnesota group aiming to defeat the proposed same-sex marriage ban was loud and proud at the Twin Cities Pride festival.

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Key Minnesota pastors opt out of marriage fight

By ROSE FRENCH, Star Tribune June 21, 2012, 09:34 AM

They decline to advise their flocks on how to vote on the amendment.

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Rural vote crucial in battle over gay marriage

By BAIRD HELGESON, Star Tribune June 17, 2012, 06:21 AM

Other states have seen a sharp urban-rural divide on amendments, and activists on both sides are deploying their resources to all points of Minnesota.

General Mills against gay marriage ban

By MIKE HUGHLETT and BAIRD HELGESON, Star Tribune June 14, 2012, 09:56 PM

"We value inclusion," the company's diversity executive said in a letter posted on the Web.

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State's Methodists vote to oppose marriage ban

By ROSE FRENCH, Star Tribune June 01, 2012, 09:10 PM

They are the latest of several mainline Protestant denominations to take a position against the controversial ballot measure.

Obama weighs in against Minnesota's marriage ballot

By PAM LOUWAGIE, Star Tribune April 09, 2012, 07:53 PM

One Republican called the statement "unfortunate."

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Gay marriage backers rally at Capitol

By JENNIFER BROOKS, Star Tribune March 29, 2012, 11:42 PM

Both sides in the constitutional amendment battle are reaching out to energize voters.

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