Battle lines drawn: Campaign to defeat MN anti-gay marriage amendment begins

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A ballot initiative that seeks voter approval to amend the Minnesota state constitution to ban same-sex marriage was approved in the state legislature in May. This new video aims to educate voters and gain support in opposing the amendment.

Voter will decide the issue in November 2012. And so begins the battle:

The bill was approved in the Minnesota state House on May 21, the final step required to put the proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot. The state Senate approved the bill on May 11.

In Minnesota, a simple majority in both chambers is all that’s required to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot. Such a bill is not subject to a veto or any other action by the governor.

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