Please don’t take my delay in writing about this milestone as a lack of enthusiasm. On the contrary! A family emergency pulled me away from my writing, but we should be back up and running again.
First: Thank you to those who have expressed their support for Minnesota and the writing that I’m doing. I’m very grateful that I’ve had a chance to get to know so many wonderful people through my writing!
Third: Yes, it is true. President Obama’s team issued a statement on the Minnesota Marriage Amendment:
While the President does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the record is clear that the President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same sex couples. That’s what the Minnesota ballot initiative would do – it would single out and discriminate against committed gay and lesbian couples – and that’s why the President does not support it.
You might recognize the above verbiage. It is very similar to a statement the President made against the mean-spirited marriage amendment, Amendment One, that North Carolina voters will be facing in May.
The President has now gone on record, and has made it known, that he and his administration do not support these “divisive and discriminatory efforts” – let’s hope that the President’s support helps sway enough minds and hearts to get out and vote these mean-spirited amendments down!