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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:02 AM

Minnesota: Gay marriage amendment loses

Source: Pioneer Press/TwinCities.com



With a majority of the state's precincts reporting early Wednesday, Nov. 7, a proposed constitutional amendment to write man-woman marriage into the constitution has apparently lost.

The defeat is historic, making Minnesota the first state to turn back an attempt to write man-woman marriage into a state constitution.

Read more: http://www.twincities.com/elections/ci_21945639/gay-marriage-amendment-too-close-call



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Reply Minnesota: Gay marriage amendment loses (Original post)
mzmolly Nov 2012 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2012 #1
Hissyspit Nov 2012 #2
Wraith20878 Nov 2012 #4
mzmolly Nov 2012 #8
mahatmakanejeeves Nov 2012 #20
friedgreentomatoes Nov 2012 #24
AlbertCat Nov 2012 #30
mzmolly Nov 2012 #35
alarimer Nov 2012 #16
yardwork Nov 2012 #25
AlbertCat Nov 2012 #29
mzmolly Nov 2012 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 2012 #6
mzmolly Nov 2012 #7
calimary Nov 2012 #9
alarimer Nov 2012 #17
azurnoir Nov 2012 #5
Divine Discontent Nov 2012 #13
David__77 Nov 2012 #10
ButterflyBlood Nov 2012 #34
David__77 Nov 2012 #36
blur256 Nov 2012 #11
freedomboogie Nov 2012 #12
Anthony McCarthy Nov 2012 #14
idwiyo Nov 2012 #15
Delphinus Nov 2012 #18
Odin2005 Nov 2012 #19
yardwork Nov 2012 #28
Andy Stanton Nov 2012 #21
yardwork Nov 2012 #27
Bosso 63 Nov 2012 #22
AllyCat Nov 2012 #23
yardwork Nov 2012 #26
demo dutch Nov 2012 #31
ButterflyBlood Nov 2012 #32
ButterflyBlood Nov 2012 #33

Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:04 AM

1. This is a GOOD thing! The proposed amendment to the state constitution

said that marriage had to be between a man and a woman - in other words, it would have incorporated anti-gay bigotry in the constitution. Fortunately, it was voted down!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:05 AM

2. We passed it in North Carolina.

North Carolina is going back to its fucked-in-the-head Jesse Helms regressive ways.

I really need to get the hell out of here.

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:09 AM

4. Amen

from another pissed off North Carolinian

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:20 AM

8. I'm sorry to hear that.

Move north, my friend.

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Response to mzmolly (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:25 AM

20. "Move north, my friend."

If the move is only across the border to Virginia, it will be a waste of time. We have the same amendment here, thanks to Bob Marshall.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall-Newman_Amendment

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:00 AM

24. Keep driving and go to MD

Things are looking nice there...

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Response to mzmolly (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:35 AM

30. Move north, my friend

No.

The climate is perfect here. It's too cold in VA and too hot in SC.

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Response to AlbertCat (Reply #30)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:39 PM

35. So you don't like the Canadian

border?

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:12 AM

16. I just moved here from Texas

So it could be worse, trust me.

I am disappointed at the governor's race. I'm a state employee and Republicans are ALWAYS bad for us.

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:27 AM

25. It's hella-depressing in NC today, I agree.

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:33 AM

29. We passed it in North Carolina.

I'm not so sure it woulda passed if they hadn't "hidden" it in the primary election.... a primary that had no need for liberals to vote since Obama was already the candidate. It didn't win by a land slide. Had it been a regular election, seriously, it might have lost.

But of course NC just barely went red again. I don't get it. The current conservative legislation here sucks! The state has already taken 2 steps backwards. Every time NC has a real chance of breaking out of that Southern slump of red, the conservatives here freak and squash it somehow. NC is not the deep south, though for some unfathomable reason, the good-ol' boys want it to become Alabama!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:08 AM

3. Yes indeed.

Now, for the voter ID BS to fail.

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Response to mzmolly (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:16 AM

6. That failed, too.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:18 AM

7. Saw that, a bit late. ;)

What an amazing night!

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Response to mzmolly (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:17 AM

9. Yeah, no kidding! What a GREAT night!

All kinds of nice! We've suffered enough. This time we got the breaks. But we have to be vigilant. Too many of the opposition will take the wrong lessons from this defeat. CONSTANT VIGILANCE!!!! And DO NOT let them gain a foothold with the Latino vote!!!!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:15 AM

17. I'm proud of my original home state

Michelle Bachmann aside.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:13 AM

5. Yes it was closer than I would have liked but still it did not pass and that's all that matters n/t

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Response to azurnoir (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:38 AM

13. yup! just like in WA, as long as a victory is a victory, then I'm happy!

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:29 AM

10. Now to legalize it.

Maybe not in two years, but soon enough.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:16 PM

34. Might be sooner than that

We have the legislature back and a marriage equality-supporting Governor.

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Response to ButterflyBlood (Reply #34)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 01:19 PM

36. Both houses?

Wow..

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:38 AM

11. Thank God

People are finally realizing it doesn't matter.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:22 AM

12. Yay!

Ron and Rand Paul must be soooooooo S A D it this moment.

Bigotry has no place in the United States of America.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:05 AM

14. We reached the tipping point, though

 

Maine and Maryland broke the winning streak for anti-equality. The president who opposes DOMA was reelected and the Senate that will confirm any new justices stayed with Democrats.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 06:07 AM

15. K&R

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:43 AM

18. Wonderful news!

Love is love ... may we all wake up and recognize this truth.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:20 AM

19. And we have WON CONTROL OF THE LEGISLATURE!!!

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:31 AM

28. Congratulations!

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:49 AM

21. It will take time

But eventually same sex marriage will be legal in all states. And people will wonder what all the fuss was about.

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Response to Andy Stanton (Reply #21)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:31 AM

27. It will take a federal remedy. 40 states have the bigotry written into their state constitutions.

It's the usual divide that you would expect. The red states.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:14 AM

22. It was a good day in Minnesota!

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:18 AM

23. Wisconsin has gone more backwards last night...Minnesota is

looking like a nice place to live

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:29 AM

26. Thank you, Minnesota!

You guys rock!

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 11:42 AM

31. Great but ...why did they re-elect Bachman?

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Response to demo dutch (Reply #31)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:14 PM

32. Sadly that's only 1/8 of the state

But as a whole, we voted the right way.

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Response to mzmolly (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 12:15 PM

33. YEAH! And now we got a DFL legislature in place to actually pass marriage equality!

The Republicans legislature that gave us nothing but this piece of hate and their also defeated voter suppression amendment is out, and now we have a DFL legislature that can send a bill to pass it to the Governor's desk!

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