Well, that didn’t take long. Less than two weeks after Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie announced that the title of the marriage amendment would be updated, Minnesota for Marriage is suing the Secretary of State.
According to the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) website:
“The actions of SOS Mark Ritchie and Attorney General Lori Swanson are unlawful and exceed their constitutional authority,” said Sen. Warren Limmer, the bill’s chief author. “The Governor’s veto was purely ceremonial and has no legal binding on the title of the amendment. SOS Ritchie is using the veto as a trumped up excuse to thwart the will of the legislature. It is a sad day in Minnesota when the Secretary of State and the Attorney General disregard the will of the legislature and use deceptive language.”
It’s going to be VERY interesting to watch where this goes over the next few weeks.
Author’s note: Once again, we see the National Organization for Marriage stirring the pot in Minnesota. I wonder how much money they’re going to end up pouring into this fight. Here’s hoping it takes away some of the funds used to promote this mean-spirited amendment.