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Tell legislators to protect marriage

May 10, 2013

To the editor: Remember last year when opponents of the Marriage Amendment to the MN constitution said “We already have a law against same sex marriage; we don’t need this amendment”? Well guess......

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May-14-13 10:33 AM

Step right up! Witness the greatest show on earth. The beginning of the end of the beginning of the end is the twisting and turning between one and ten. The puzzle never ends, make your demons your friends it's the beginning of a road that leads right back to. The Beginning.

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May-14-13 8:41 AM

Again, talking out of both sides of your mouth Michael. If half of the churches, as you state, are on the other side of this issue, than you are infringing on their religious rights by forcing your anti-homosexual bias, aren't you? And you want the government to enforce this too? Way to stomp on religious freedoms.

Moot point anyway. The governor signs the bill today. I hope your head doesn't explode or your life isn't too terribly altered when others finally receive the same rights you already enjoy.

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May-12-13 9:27 PM

@mnsotn maybe you'll kindly indulge me on why I'm a bigot? Or are you making brainless assumptions again?

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May-12-13 10:16 AM

Happy "Parent 1" or "Parent 2" day.

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May-12-13 8:47 AM

"The issue at hand has nothing to do with..."

And the last "issue at hand" (the amendment) had nothing to do with actually legalizing marriage in the state of MN either, did it?

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May-11-13 10:44 AM

And what exactly would goals of these leaders be, Michael? What evil plot are voters unknowing pawns to? What political gains do they hope to accomplish? Equal rights under the law- why is that so hard for you to grasp? Have some changed their minds on the issue? Of course. That is how positive social change takes place.

And please enlighten me- what societal change has the church opposed and actually been right about? Voting? Women in power? Interracial marriage? Individuals from other denominations holding office? The church does not attempt to advance society. It does the opposite- and to its detriment.

The "indoctrination" you speak of has to do with not letting individuals think for themselves. Whose agenda does that describe?

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May-10-13 10:50 PM

Very sage comments here. I can't believe so many different people sussed out our plot to destroy families, children, and religion by letting two people that love each other receive a civil marriage.

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May-10-13 10:38 PM

I would expect a comment such as that from a bigoted heaths such as yourself, rellab.

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May-10-13 12:28 PM

Maybe we should look at protecting marriage from those who advocated forced marriage, who said women had no rights in a marriage, who advised abused spouses to stay in the marriage, those who said that they would not marry mixed race couples. of course I am referring to organized religion.

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May-10-13 10:42 AM

The issue at hand has nothing to do with forced indoctrination of children. It has to do only with affording legal, government sponsored rights to couples who are in loving and committed relationships.

Any notion that this is somehow a great left wing conspiracy to overpower "average Americans" is nothing short of crazy.

What this does teach our children is that we can strive and succeed to be a society based in inclusion. And when we do succeed at this we as a nation become stronger. We can reach the realization that even though we are different in many ways we can learn to get along to work and live side by side. Although we may have differing political, religious, and social views we all can agree that all people deserve to be treated equally and fairly when it comes to the application of our laws.

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May-10-13 10:12 AM


Comparing this to Hitler? Are you crazy? Stop overreacting, Drama Queen.

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May-10-13 7:59 AM

You are absolutely correct, MT. This will not be good enough. The biggoted heathens will not stop until our churches are closed, our ministers are in jail for preaching the Gospel, and our schools are forced to tell our students that a homosexual lifestyle is good.

No sir, this is not merely about legal "rights", it is about forced acceptance of their lifestyle by society. Even Hitler knew that the way to change a society's views was to brainwash the kids, and that's exactly what has been happening over the last 2 decades.

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May-10-13 2:46 AM

It's really not about that stuff at all. It's more about making sure that people can marry whoever the*****they want, without the government butting in. I thought Republicans favored smaller government?

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