Roseville joins list of cities opposing marriage amendment

The Roseville City Council has voted to formally oppose the Marriage Amendment that will be on the state-wide ballot in November.

Minnesotans United for All Families — a coalition of groups opposed to the amendment because it would limit marriage to one man and one woman — says that 13 city councils in the state have now voted to oppose the amendment. Most of the cities are in the metro area:

  • Duluth
  • St. Paul 
  • Minneapolis 
  • St. Louis Park 
  • Edina 
  • Falcon Heights
  • Golden Valley 
  • Maplewood 
  • Crystal 
  • Robbinsdale 
  • Mountain Iron 
  • Mankato
  • Roseville

There are more than 850 cities in the state.

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Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by Thomas Swift on 08/28/2012 - 06:36 pm.

    13 to 850

    Hmmm. That is close to the ratio this amendment is likely to pass by…scary, huh?

    • Submitted by Bill Gleason on 08/28/2012 - 09:29 pm.

      Last I heard the vote on this amendment was pretty close.

      Not 13 to 850 but a lot closer to even.

      For example:

      Minnesota’s constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage now appears to be in serious danger of failing, a reversal from a PPP poll four months ago when it led for passage by a 48/44 margin.

      Now only 43% of voters support the proposed amendment, with 49% of voters opposed to it. The shift since then has come with independent voters. After previously supporting the amendment by a 50/40 spread, they’re now opposing it 54/37. Republicans continue to strongly favor the amendment (74/21) while Democrats are almost equally strong in their opposition (71/22).

      Minnesota Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment in Serious Trouble After Major Shift in Attitudes

      Scary, huh?

  2. Submitted by Thomas Swift on 08/29/2012 - 08:25 am.

    “PPP poll four months ago”

    Really, Bill? Really?

    • Submitted by Bill Gleason on 08/29/2012 - 09:04 am.

      Really, Mr. Swift

      For a summary of polling data currently available on the matter, please see:

      Minnesota Same-Sex Marriage Amendment (2012)

      From which any fair minded person would conclude that my description of the current position of voters on the marriage amendment – about even – is much closer to the truth than your claim that the

      “the ratio this amendment is likely to pass by” is 13/850

      Such statements may be damaging to one’s credibility.

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