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Civil Marriage Amendment Enhances and Protects Religious Freedom

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Minnesotans United welcomes Representative FitzSimmons’ amendment

Contact: Jake Loesch, Communications Director
Phone: 763-218-4810

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 – Saint Paul, MN – In advance of the historic vote in the Minnesota House of Representatives on extending the freedom to marry to same-sex couples, Representative David FitzSimmons, (R – Albertville) today introduced an amendment to House File 1054 that would insert the word “civil” in front of marriage in Minnesota state statute.

Minnesotans United Campaign Manager Richard Carlbom released the following statement in response to this development:

“Minnesotans United supports this amendment, and we will encourage the members of the Minnesota House of Representatives to support it as well. Representative FitzSimmons’ amendment affirms the fact that Minnesotans want same-sex couples to have the freedom to marry in our state while also ensuring that clergy members and religious institutions are free to practice their beliefs free from government intrusion. We applaud Representative FitzSimmons for introducing this amendment, and we are hopeful that it will bring even more bipartisan support to House File 1054.”

Minnesotans United, the campaign that successfully defeated the hurtful marriage amendment in 2012, is committed to securing the freedom to marry for loving and committed same-sex couples in 2013.

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