We took this step because it is critical that every person in Minneapolis can make a commitment to the person they love…
R.T. Rybak, Mayor, February 10, 2012
Source: CBS News
Rybak’s response to the Minneapolis City Council taking a stand against the marriage amendment on ballots this coming NOvember.
Another article that talks about how the hurtful and hateful amendment has a lead in the polls at this point. Unfortunately, history has shown us that pre-polling numbers have always been lower than voter turnout numbers. If this is true, we’re not looking at good news, Minnesota. :(
In a bit of good news, the Minneapolis City Council voted on Friday (2/10/2012) that they would stand against the hurtful and hateful marriage amendment on Minnesota ballots this NOvember.
The measure that the City Council voted on “urges state residents to vote against the amendment in November.”
Here’s a truly fantastic article that looks at how likely it will be thatMinnesotawill pass the marriage amendment in November. The last 3 polls run show that Minnesota voters are likely to pass this hurtful and hateful amendment this fall.
If you want to argue with the poll numbers… The reality is this: Every state where one of these amendments have passed (31 of them), found that poll numbers under-represented the number of voters that actually voted for the measure. So while recent polls hover right around 47-48 percent in favor of this hateful amendment, we will more likely see support in the mid-to-high 50s.
This is why I continue to talk about this to friends and co-workers. It’s also the same reason I continue to encourage others to talk about it with their friends and co-workers.
While I might sound like a broken record, people need to understand that it’s not looking good right now in this great state of Minnesota.
Duluth becomes the first city to speak out against the marriage amendment.
“In passing a resolution Monday, Duluth became the first city in Minnesota to take a stand on the issue, which is slated for a statewide referendum vote in November…
Council President Sharla Gardner, who co-sponsored the resolution, contended that the city shouldn’t remain silent on important issues.
‘I believe the role of city government is to be the front line of democracy,’ she said.”