No One Would Want to be Told It’s Illegal to Marry the Person You Love

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Minnesotans United for All Families is having a conversation with every day Minnesotans. They’re talking to members of the clergy, young people, parents and many more. Their message? As Kelly Schwinghammer, Director of Communications and Research says, ” We are talking about how marriage is about love, commitment and responsibility. No one would want to be told it’s illegal to marry the person they love.”

So far, it’s working. A recent poll conducted by Public Policy Polling shows that the number of Minnesotans who would vote no on the marriage amendment this November is up by 10 points. That’s a shift from four months ago when 44% said they would vote no while 48% said they supported it. Schwinghammer says the shift in polling is due to the many statewide conversations about personal freedoms and how religious institutions would be forced to make a choice between who they can and cannot marry.

Says Schwinghammer, “In Minnesota we want to treat people the way that we want to be treated and this amendment would limit some fundamental freedoms.”

MN United for All Families is running a significant grassroots operation. They have over 16,000 donors and will be announcing their fundraising number this Tuesday, June 12th. Their goal is to raise more than $200,000 by that date.

Allison Herrera

Allison Herrera, originally from San Luis Obispo, Calif.,  studied media and Spanish at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., where she earned her bachelor s. Since moving to the Twin Cities, she has been a news producer for KFAI Fresh Air Community Radio, communications coordinator for Twin Cities Public Television's arts series MN Original, and producer for the Association of Minnesota Public and Educational Radios Stations for the series MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds.

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