Two high profile Minnesotans have joined the effort to defeat an anti-gay marriage amendment that will be on the ballot in 2012. Former Vice President Walter Mondale and former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Kathleen Blatz penned a letter for the new group Lawyers United for All Families.

The letter says in part:

The legislature has placed on the ballot this November a proposed constitutional amendment providing: “Only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota.” State statutes already prohibit same-sex couples from validly marrying in Minnesota and already prohibit the state from recognizing same-sex marriages from other states and countries. The proposed anti-marriage amendment would be a constitutional knot tying the hands of our chosen representatives as we learn from the experience of other states on the issue of marriage. We owe it to ourselves, to our children and grandchildren, and to the legacy of this state to vote NO.

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