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Randi Reitan

Eden Prairie, MN, MN
Commenter for
6 years 51 weeks

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Posted on 08/13/14 at 03:00 pm in response to House District 48B: Loon triumphs over Kihne

Living in Loon's district, I believe people saw Sheila Kihne as a right wing fanatic. This district was not going to vote someone out because they supported marriage equality. We have seen the tide shift here in Eden Prairie in the last few years. Time for Sheila Kihne and the Minnesota GOP to realize there is a new day in Minnesota. It is time for them to support all our wonderful families.

Posted on 06/26/14 at 07:27 am in response to Why we need a Pride celebration in 2014

Our first Pride celebration after Jake came out was so empowering. We felt embraced in love and so needed that love at that point on our journey as parents. Pride truly is a celebration with love at its core.

Posted on 04/29/14 at 09:08 am in response to Taylor's Star Tribune purchase triggers newsroom buyouts

The Star Tribune has lost many wonderful people in these last years. I hate to see what will happen when it is Glen Taylor's paper.

I want to say "thank you" to the excellent Star Tribune journalists who started my day every day with stories and commentaries. I will never forget the joy it was to run out early in the morning to grab the paper and read it with my coffee. This was especially true when we were living in a smaller town in southern Minnesota. The Star Tribune was where...

It is very sad to know good people have lost jobs they have loved and done well simply for being gay. It is important these stories are told and discussed and I want to thank both Kristen and MinnPost today. May the students and staff at Totino-Grace realize the power "silence" has on issues like this one. May they not remain silent. May they continue the discussion and help bring a new understanding to their community. Most of all, may the gay students now at Totino-Grace know that God...

Posted on 07/30/13 at 10:18 am in response to Betty Crocker's Aug. 1 wedding donations are icing on the cake

When our son first came out, I never dreamed I would see this day. It is such a joy for me as a mother to see Minnesota become a state that has embraced marriage equality. It is wonderful to see the joy in the faces of the couples getting married this week.

Posted on 05/07/13 at 10:19 am in response to Gay-marriage bill has votes to pass Minnesota House, sponsor Clark says

As a mom with a beloved gay son, I want to thank every legislator who is voting for his freedom to marry. We want for him what has been so precious to us. I want you all to know how grateful I am as I know this has been a difficult vote for many of you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. May you feel the joy you have brought to families like ours.

Posted on 02/28/13 at 11:43 am in response to Gay marriage supporters unveil proposed legislation

Have no fear ..... there is not a gay couple in all the land that would ask you to officiate at their wedding.

Posted on 02/19/13 at 02:12 pm in response to Minnesota gay-marriage opponents weighing new 'counter' strategy

After 40 years of marriage, we know what a cherished blessing our marriage has been in our lives. We know our marriage has been a firm foundation for our family. Our friends and family rejoiced with us on our wedding day and they have continued to share their love and support these last 40 years. That love and support helps families grow strong through the years.

As a parent, I want all of my children to find a love that will be with them all their days. I want them to have the...

Posted on 02/18/13 at 04:09 pm in response to The time for marriage equality is here

Dear Senator Marty,

Our family is grateful for all the work you have done to see marriage equality in Minnesota.
You have spoken out with passion on this issue longer than anyone we know.

Each time I read your words or hear you speak on this issue that is so dear to our hearts, I am filled with hope.

Families like ours will never forget those who led the way in Minnesota. You are at the top of the list.

Our love and deepest thanks .... Randi Reitan

Posted on 11/26/12 at 11:59 am in response to What happened here? Three observations about Minnesota's marriage vote

Conversations must continue until we are dancing at weddings still denied dear gay couples .... many who have been together for decades. It will happen here just as it has in nine other states (ME, MD, MA, CT, IA, VT, NH, NY, and WA) and the District of Columbia. There will be great joy in Minnesota as we witness loving couples making promises and feeling the blessing of their friends and family. Let us not wait long for that joy to happen. Minnesota, your time is now.