The Senate will vote on the legislation next week. The governor has said he would sign the measure if it reaches his desk.
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In his classic text “After Virtue,” the philosopher Alisdair MacIntyre lamented, not so much the immorality that runs rampant in our contemporary society, but something more fundamental and in the long run more dangerous — namely, that we are no longer even capable of having a real argument about moral matters.
Good will and social acceptance of all persons does not logically require that the legal definition of marriage be changed for everyone.
Outside the main gate of the State Fair a get-out-the-vote effort has been launched in support of an amendment to the Minnesota State Constitution to continue to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Regrettably, the media and some secular commentators have chosen to mischaracterize this measure as anti-gay, mean-spirited and prejudicial. This is not the case or the intent behind the initiative.
The Minnesota Independent noted in a recent article that newspapers throughout the state are coming out against a bill seeking to place a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would define marriage as a union between one man and one woman. No editorial boards, it said, are supportive of the amendment.
Love is a wonderful thing, says Jennifer Roback Morse. But there’s no compelling reason for the government to register the simple fact that people love each other. It serves no essential public purpose.
The Senate approved a bill, in a 38-27 vote, May 11 that takes one more step toward a constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman in Minnesota.
A proposal was to be introduced in the Minnesota Senate April 26 that, if passed by both state houses, would place a constitutional amendment regarding marriage on the ballot in November 2012.
It’s been six weeks since the Minnesota bishops mailed 400,000 DVDs to Minnesota Catholics opposing same-sex marriage.
The mailing, which explained the church’s teaching on marriage and urged Catholics to support an amendment to the state constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman, received praise as well as criticism.
Two archdiocesan priests will address Catholics’ questions about the church’s teaching on marriage and family Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. John the Baptist in New Brighton.
The following catechetical statement and an accompanying summary statement on marriage were issued Sept. 22 by Minnesota’s Catholic bishops. The documents’ release follows the bishops’ recent statewide marriage initiative in which they sent a letter and DVD to Catholics on the topic of protecting traditional marriage. We, the Catholic bishops of Minnesota, believe it is [...]