Conservatives put an amendment on the ballot to ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota’s constitution in 2012, but voters opposed this measure at the ballot box and defeated conservatives’ attempt to limit love.
With a wave of momentum, Minnesota then legalized same-sex marriage in the spring of 2013, with Governor Dayton signing the measure into law exactly one year ago today. Since then, nearly 3,000 same-sex couples have wed in Minnesota.
Most conservative politicians still remain opposed to same-sex marriage, even though the voters have spoken and same-sex marriage has been legal in Minnesota since August.
The conservatives who do support same sex marriage are being punished by their own party, with some even losing endorsements from the Republican Party for doing what they thought was right.
Love is the law in Minnesota, and it might never have happened without Gov. Dayton and our progressive leaders embracing equality. More couples can stand up in front of friends and family and marry the person they love because of it.
Progressive leaders embraced equality. Because of this, more couples can marry the person they love, and that definitely makes Minnesota a better place to live.