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Minnesotans United Statement on Misleading New Ad from Marriage Amendment Supporters

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Claim from amendment supporters already been found “misleading” by Minnesota Public Radio Fact Check

Kate Brickman, Press Secretary
Phone Number: 612-460-1219

October 25, 2012 –Saint Paul, MN – Today proponents of the marriage amendment released a new television ad using a story that has already been refuted by both national and local media outlets. In response to this misleading ad, Minnesotans United for All Families released the following statement from Campaign Manager Richard Carlbom:

“It’s clear that supporters of this amendment do not wish to debate the issue truly at hand: whether it should be illegal to marry the person you love, and whether we should use our state constitution to limit the freedom to marry. Instead, supporters of the marriage amendment continue to try to mislead voters about what’s at stake with this amendment, with an ad making claims that have already been determined to be misleading.

“We know that children learn their most important values at home – from their parents. Parents want their kids to learn and practice the same values that they were taught by their own parents: the importance of freedom and fairness, to treat others the way we would want to be treated, and to be kind and inclusive of others. That’s why thousands of parents – and thousands of other Minnesotans – have joined our campaign and are planning to cast a vote that reflects those fundamental values by voting no.”

Minnesotans United for All Families is the campaign working to defeat the amendment that would limit the freedom to marry in Minnesota. The campaign has released four ads encouraging Minnesotans to vote no on November 6.

A fact check of the ad can be found here.

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