Thursday, September 13, 2007

"DFL honchos" and out of state money working to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota state legislature

By Chuck Darrell

Kersten writes that some “DFL honchos” in Minnesota don’t understand that the only safe place for marriage in Minnesota is in the state Constitution.

Some, perhaps.

However, the attack in Minnesota is more organized and premeditated than a rogue judge. The attack is from within the state legislature lead by “DFL honchos” with out of state money.

Did you know that same-sex partnerships were almost passed in the 2007 Minnesota legislative session?

Four bills were introduced to legalize same-sex relationships. One bill attempted to establish same-sex domestic partnerships for hospital visitation. Yet our quick poll of six metro area hospitals revealed an open policy towards visitation by same-sex partners.

Do we really need to legalize same-sex partnerships to allow hospital visitations?

Thanks to a veto threat from Gov. Tim Pawlenty, the bills were never passed.

What if we didn't have a pro-family governor?

Did you know that out-of-state, anti-marriage money helped defeat Senator Mady Reiter, a co-sponsor of the Minnesota Marriage Amendment bill?

Her opponent, Senator Sandy Rummel received 44% of her itemized individual contributions from thirteen wealthy anti-marriage activists. Most of the thirteen contributors were members of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, one of the largest homosexual activist organizations in the country.

Do you realize the same legislative majority that pushed for same-sex marriage will return with a vengeance in the 2008 session?

And, did you know that a same-sex couple has filed a lawsuit in Rochester suing a fitness club to obtain a family membership? The club denied the family membership because Minnesota does not recognize same-sex marriage.

Now that you know, what do you plan to do about it?


Ward said...

How is it "pro family" to deny loving, monogamous partners--and their children--the benefits of marriage?

lloydletta said...

Did Kersten actually write that column? She's had columns published under her byline that have been shown to be swiped from bloggers.