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Marriage amendment supporters put up 25 billboards in urban areas

Courtesy of Minnesotans for Marriage
The new billboards feature pictures of couples and families with the words "Marriage = One Man + One Woman" and "Vote YES."

A group supporting the marriage amendment says it is putting up about 25 billboards on major roads in the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Duluth and Rochester.

Minnesota for Marriage says one of them is in St. Paul, visible from eastbound I-94, near Cleveland Avenue.

On the billboards are pictures of couples and families with the words “Marriage = One Man + One Woman” and “Vote YES.”

The group is supporting a proposed constitutional amendment that would define marriage as only between one man and one woman. Gay marriage is already illegal in the state, but supporters want it put into the constitution to make it harder for the courts or legislators to change.

The pro-amendment group says it will unveil other forms of advertising in the weeks leading up to the Nov. 6 election.

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Alice Gibson on 09/25/2012 - 05:34 pm.


    If those billboards stay up until election day, that could be a quarter million dollar expense. Who’s putting that kind of money into the anti-marriage campaign?

  2. Submitted by Mike Kluznik on 09/26/2012 - 12:49 pm.


    I saw one of these billboards yesterday near the I-494 bridge that crosses the Misssissippi in South St. Paul. The billboard is paid for by a group that wants to define marriage as between one man and one woman. The great irony is that until the end of the Civil War, black slaves couldn’t get married. As slaves, the bride & groom would go through a ceremony which included “jumping the broom.” The slave couple would lay down a broom (often in a doorway), hold hands and literally jump over it. I attended a wedding of a black man marrying a white woman several years ago. As a remembrance of his slave heritage, there was a broom in the church doorway. As part of the marriage ceremony, the bride & groom “jumped the broom.” It was very touching. BTW, until the late 60s, there were many states (mainly in the old south) where it was illegal for a white to marry a black. Times change, don’t they? What was once illegal is now legal. it’s time to allow same-sex marriage.

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