A bill that would amend the Minnesota Constitution to bar same-sex marriage passed to key committees. The Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee passed the bill on Friday, and the House Civil Law Committee passed it on Monday. In both cases, the bill passed with support of Republicans and opposition by DFLers. Here are a few clips from those meetings:
Sen. Ron Latz, DFL-St. Louis Park, called the proposed amendment an attack on a minority:
Rep. Steve Simon, DFL-St. Louis Park, asked, “How many gays does God have to create before we accept that he wants them around?”
Madeline Koch, a straight Republican, testified in opposition to an anti-gay marriage amendment.
Sen. Barb Goodwin, DFL-Columbia Heights, called out Republican legislators saying that the amendment amounts to discrimination and called it “craziness.”
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