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Tuesday, 17 May 2011 21:31

55% Of Minnesotans Don't Want A Ban Of Gay Marriage

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Star Tribune Minnesota, following a survey, shows that the majority of people living in the state are opposed to a modification of the constitution to ban gay marriage.

It is 55% of people questioned who are against this amendment.

"We should have our own choices and abilities to chose what we want and not have someone categorize or label people because of their sexual orientation," said Adam Leistiko, Democrat of Edina which rejects this change.

For the moment, this amendment passed successfully the senate and unfortunately, it is expected to be voted by the House.

This poll showing the support of Minnesotans is very important because if the legislators approve the amendment, voters would be asked in the 2012 election whether the Constitution should be amended to "provide that only a union of one man and one woman" be recognized as marriage.

The Star Tribune explains Gov. Mark Dayton, a supporter of same-sex marriage, has no power to stop constitutional amendments. To amend the Constitution, questions need approval from a majority of lawmakers and then a simple majority of those voting in a general election.


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