A group of prominent Republicans will announce Thursday that they’re joining a coalition working to defeat the proposed state constitutional amendment that would, in effect, ban gay marriage.
The proposal will be on the statewide ballot Nov. 6, 2012.
Among those scheduled to be attend the announcement:
- State Rep. John Kriesel
- Wheelock Whitney, former gubernatorial candidate and longtime Republican adviser
- Richard Painter, former associate counsel for President George W. Bush;
- Susan Kimberly, former St. Paul deputy mayor
- Dale Carpenter, law professor at the University of Minnesota.
The Log Cabin Republicans and Republicans Against the Minnesota Marriage Amendment groups also will be there.
The individuals and groups will say they’re joining forces with Minnesota United for All Families, which has been working on a Vote No campaign.
Their press conference Thursday is at 3:30 p.m. in the State Office Building in St. Paul.