Minnesota for Marriage has announced a new partner in their fight: Lawyers for Marriage. The group is made up of Minnesota attorneys who support the mean-spirited marriage amendment on ballots this fall.
According to Minnesota for Marriage:
…members of the organization’s executive committee include Attorney Roger Magnuson; Teresa Collett of the University of St. Thomas School of Law; William A. LeMire of Arthur Chapman Kettering Smetak and Pikala; and Evan Wilson of the Metropolitan Airports Commission.
This move was in response to several Minnesota lawyers and law firms coming out against the freedom-limiting marriage amendment. Earlier this month, an opinion piece appeared in the Star Tribune opposing the amendment and was signed by multiple lawyers. According to minnlawyer.com:
The column is signed by Gregory P. Bulinski; Chief executive officer, Bassford Remele, Doug Holod; governance committee chair, Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, Andrew G. Humphrey; managing partner, Faegre Baker Daniels, Brad Keil; managing partner, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, John Koneck; president, Fredrikson & Byron, Dennis M. O’Malley; managing partner, Lindquist & Vennum and Steven A. Schumeister; managing partner, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi.
There have been about 30 law firms that have joined up with Minnesotans United for All Families to defeat the amendment this fall.
I like that the list for lawyers opposing the amendment is bigger than that of those who publicly support it. Let’s hope that trend carries over to voters in NOvember!