It’s been a couple weeks now since the President of the United States came out in favor of same-sex marriage. There have been many stories posted since as to whether or not this will help or hurt the Minnesota Marriage Amendment fight.
As you can imagine, both sides claim that it will help their side. Opponents to the amendment say that Obama’s proclamation will help mobilize voters and young people. Proponents of the amendment say that it’s just what they need to help people understand why they must speak up now to define marriage once and for all so that politicians don’t define it for them.
It’ll be interesting to watch this all unfold and read through the analysis on Obama’s decision. While I don’t think his statement will change many minds, I do agree with the article that it should help re-energize and mobilize voters.