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Minnesotans United Statement on New Ads from Amendment Supporters

Friday, November 2, 2012

Amendment is About Limiting a Basic Freedom for Some Minnesotans

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

November 2, 2012 –Saint Paul, MN – After proponents of the marriage amendment released two new television ads today, Minnesotans United for All Families released the following statement from Campaign Manager Richard Carlbom:

“Despite the fact that supporters of this amendment continue to make claims that have been found false and misleading, this amendment would single out and exclude a certain group of Minnesotans from the freedom to marry, just because of who they are. None of us want to be told it’s illegal to marry the person we love, and that’s exactly what this amendment would do.

“During the House floor debate on this amendment more than 18 months ago, Rep. John Kriesel, a veteran of the War in Iraq, recognized that this amendment limits the freedom to marry the person you love. We know that marriage is about love, commitment and responsibility, and gay and lesbian couples want to marry for similar reasons. But this amendment would limit that basic freedom.

“In Minnesota, we treat others the way we would want to be treated, and we believe in the fundamental values of freedom and fairness. And those values will lead Minnesotans to vote no on Election Day.”

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 five ads, including its latest featuring Rep. John Kriesel, encouraging Minnesotans to vote no on November 6.


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