To the editor:
Minnesotans are mobilizing to protect traditional marriage. On Jan. 24, a "Minnesota for Marriage" meeting took place in the New Ulm Public Library. More citizens of New Ulm will have the opportunity to join this effort in the coming months. These months leading up to the November 2012 election are crucial to our cause.
Thanks to the fact that we have a majority of conservatives in our state legislature, there will be a vote in November to amend our constitution to include the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. Several have tried to take away our voice and keep this vote for a marriage amendment from happening, but they were not successful. The effort to stifle our voices continues so we cannot sit on the sidelines
Having this proposed amendment on our ballot is vital so that we can avoid what happened in Iowa, Massachusetts, Hawaii, and New York where the legislatures and judges dictated to the people what would happen in their states, circumventing a popular vote. Washington and Maryland may soon follow. (North Carolina has a marriage amendment similar to ours on their May 8 ballot.)
Even if traditional marriage is currently law, activist judges and lawmakers are able to go above the will of our state's citizens to change the definition of marriage unless it is protected by our constitution. For the sake of our nation and our children, Minnesotans need to stand up to protect marriage here and across America. As our voices are heard we demonstrate that we are still a nation "of the people, by the people, and for the people."
Go to www.minneotaformarriage.com for more info. If readers would like to sign up for emails about what is happening and/or to volunteer, go to www.minnesotaformarriage.com/dashboard. (Using Mozilla Firefox as your search engine rather than Internet Explorer may facilitate your sign-up)