Minnesota Citizens May Lose on Gay Marriage

The Minnesota Family Council is pushing for a statewide referendum in 2012 to place a ban on same-sex marriage.

GLBT - Constitutional ban on gay marriage hits the fast track - http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2010/11/constitutional.php

If it passes, Minnesota Republicans will have proven that promoting discrimination, division, and hate is more important than working on solving problems.  It disgusts me that so many people are so quick to disparage same-sex marriage when there has never been a single good reason to do so.

It seems to me that all of the arguments against same-sex marriage tend to boil down to religious beliefs.  Doesn't that make a ban like this un-Constitutional based on the protection of the First Amendment?  Perhaps we will have a 'Kitzmiller v. Dover'-esque thrashing of BS with evidence.  I can dream, can't I?  *EDIT:  There may be reasons why this doesn't happen more often - in Iowa, three state Supreme Court justices were recently removed from office by the electorate, allegedly due to a unanimous decision ruling that the Iowa law banning same-same marriage was un-Constitutional.*

I urge everyone in Minnesota to deeply consider this referendum before casting your vote - do your homework and find out for yourself if there is any good reason to prevent same-sex marriage.  If you are against same-sex marriage solely because of your religious beliefs, that would indicate that you have no empirical or rational explanation for your position.  Do we really need more laws with no rational justification whatsoever?

Addendum:  If you are against same-sex marriage and your reasons have nothing to do with religious beliefs, I would be fascinated to hear it - let me know what they are!


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