Election 2012 commentary: News about the proposed Marriage Amendment

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

Minneapolis-area Lutherans oppose marriage amendment

By ROSE FRENCH, StarTribune February 18, 2012, 12:15 AM

Minneapolis-area Lutherans on Friday went on record against changing the state Constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

Marriage vote tests donor law

By BAIRD HELGESON, StarTribune February 11, 2012, 11:59 PM

A relatively new state campaign finance law allows groups that give to ballot initiatives to protect the identities behind the donations.

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Rabbis oppose Minnesota marriage amendment

By ROSE FRENCH, StarTribune February 07, 2012, 05:22 AM

With its signed statement, the Minnesota Rabbinical Association adds to the spirited debate in advance of the November vote.

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Minnesota foes of gay marriage raise $830K

By BRAD SCHRADE and RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER, StarTribune February 01, 2012, 08:50 AM

Top groups in amendment fight have raised $2 million overall.

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GOP ready for voters to rule by amendment

By JIM RAGSDALE, StarTribune January 30, 2012, 09:02 AM

Republicans in Legislature are looking to cement their ideas into the state's founding document.

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Foes of marriage amendment raise $1.2 million

By BAIRD HELGESON, StarTribune January 28, 2012, 11:33 PM

Prominent Minnesotans with deep pockets are among the 5,100 donors to the campaign to defeat the ban on same-sex marriage.

Bishops begin fight for marriage vote

By ROSE FRENCH and RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER, StarTribune October 15, 2011, 02:02 PM

Church leaders say amendment that would ban gay marriage is a top issue in 2012 election.

Some Republicans oppose gay marriage ban

By RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER, StarTribune October 07, 2011, 05:33 AM

The group, including businessman Wheelock Whitney, says it is united in defeating the proposed amendment.

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Minnesota: Donors must be disclosed in ballot tussle

By RACHEL E. STASSEN-BERGER, StarTribune October 04, 2011, 08:43 PM

Campaign finance officials issue guidelines amid tense debate over proposed marriage amendment.

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Marriage vote sparring begins

By ERIC ROPER, StarTribune June 12, 2011, 07:44 AM

Both sides in the gay-marriage debate are gearing up for a long fight over the constitutional amendment.

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Dayton issues symbolic veto of gay marriage amendment

May 25, 2011, 04:27 PM

The DFL governor vetoed the measure, which will ask voters in 2012 whether to amend the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage. But in this case, his veto has no practical effect.

Now the real gay marriage fight is on

By CURT BROWN, StarTribune May 23, 2011, 10:50 AM

Both sides of the ballot issue defining marriage brace for an emotional, expensive campaign.

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House roll call on marriage amendment

By StarTribune May 22, 2011, 09:49 AM

Votes Saturday as the House, on a 70-62 vote, approved sending a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage to 2012 voters. Voting yes were 68 Republicans and 2 Democrats. Voting no were 4 Republicans and 58 Democrats.

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Minnesota House passes marriage amendment

By Hot Dish Politics May 22, 2011, 01:10 AM

After a passionate nearly six-hour debate, the Minnesota House decided to let voters decide whether gay marriage should be constitutionally banned Saturday. Here are our live tweets, articles and other information from that powerful debate.

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