When the amendments for voter restriction and marriage restriction went on the 2012 ballot in Minnesota, it was widely assumed that both would win, and likely by big margins. Yet both went down in defeat last November, marking the first time that either type of state constitutional amendment had lost at the polls.
Now, for Minnesotans favoring marriage equality, comes the next step: Repealing the anti-equality laws currently on the state books, the ones the proposed ballot amendment had sought to embed into the state’s constitution.
Minnesotans United for All Families, the leaders in the fight to stop the Marriage Restriction Amendment and keep bigotry from being enshrined in the Minnesota constitution, are now leading the fight to remove bigotry from Minnesota statutes with a new petition. It’s not been out very long from what I gather, yet it’s already got over 10,000 signatures as of this writing.
You know what to do, Minnesota firepups.