Interesting article from the Star Trib highlighting the fact that amendment supporters have launched a more aggressive campaign here in Minnesota than other states. The article makes reference to the Dump General Mills Ralliesthat took place last week to “spook” other Minnesota-based companies from coming out against the amendment.
From the article:
Minnesota law already forbids same-sex marriage, but amendments supporters want voters to cement it into the state Constitution to prevent judges or future legislators from changing it.
Minnesota for Marriage leaders are heading into the summer months with a dogged focus on keeping supporters energized and pushing back hard if other Minnesota businesses surface to oppose the amendment.
Minnesota for Marriage says it has identified 65,000 supporters to help with the campaign. Staffers reach out daily to new church groups, which are being counted on as core support. They plan to try to draw in union members, minority communities and the elderly — groups that tend to vote Democratic but who have often opposed same-sex marriage in other states.
The article goes on to talk about how both sides have been active in building a coalition of supporters. Amendment supporters continue to rely heavily on religious ties to pass this amendment:
Religious observers say church activity is likely to tick up by September. Supportive pastors are expected to preach on the issue, endorse the amendment, even raise money to support the measure.
Some good quotes from the other side; paints the picture of just how hard amendment supporters are going to work to pass this thing in the fall. More proof that we must continue to fight and tell our stories each and every day!