More than 60 current and retired members of the law school faculty at the University of Minnesota have sent an open letter to legislators, urging them not to place a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota on the 2012 ballot.
The letter says the amendment "does not help existing marriages" and is "a wasteful and harmful diversion away from the state's immediate need to focus on many other pressing problems.
The proposed amendment has been approved by committees in both the House and Senate. Gov. Mark Dayton opposes it, but amendments don't have to be signed by the governor and he has no power to veto it.ï»¿
Gov. Mark Dayton, speaking to a mostly Republican audience at the annual Minnesota Business Partnership dinner, repeated his familiar attack on the House GOP, blaming them for a legislative impasse on transportation.
In a relentlessly antagonistic debate, Clinton denounced Trump Monday night for keeping his business dealings secret and peddling a "racist lie" about Obama. Trump cast Clinton as a "typical politician" as he sought to capitalize on Americans' frustration with Washington.