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Supporters of only straight marriage get booth inside Fair

A group supporting the proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage in Minnesota now has a booth inside the State Fair.

The group, Minnesota for Marriage, had been operating a booth outside the fairgrounds, in front of the Church of the Holy Childhood. But they say they’ve now secured a booth inside the Fair, at Wright and Underwood, near the Kidway.

The group describes itself as:

a broad coalition of community and faith leaders and organizations supporting enactment of the Minnesota Marriage Amendment — which will preserve marriage in state law as only the union of one man and one woman, and prevent politicians and judges from redefining it.

John Helmberger, chairman of the group, said in a statement:

“We are delighted to be on the Fair grounds and expanding our dialogue with fair-goers about why the Minnesota Marriage Amendment is needed. We’re off to a great start. Dozens of volunteers have stepped up to staff our booth, talk with voters and recruit fellow supporters to help pass the Minnesota Marriage Amendment next year.”

Minnesota voters will see the proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot in the November 2012 election.

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