Divisive Amendment Needs More Thought Says Rep Murphy

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Representative Erin Murphy

The vote on the gay marriage amendment came to the House floor today in Minnesota. In her first speech of the night, Representative Erin Murphy (DFL-St. Paul) recommended that the bill be referred back to Judiciary Policy and Finance. In her speech, Representative Murphy said that the stakes of the debate on the amendment were just too high. She said that the constitutional amendment, though still on the Floor, was dividing Minnesotans. She pointed out that in her many years at the Capitol she has never seen Minnesotans crying like they have, anti-gay prayers heard in session, or such a high police presence protecting legislators and citizens.

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