26 May '11, 1pm

MN Gov Dayton Symbolically Vetoes Gay Marriage Ban Amendment (VIDEO)

MN Gov Dayton Symbolically Vetoes Gay Marriage Ban Amendment (VIDEO)

Minnesota's DFL Gov. Mark Dayton in a symbolic gesture yesterday vetoed a constitutional amendment passed earlier this month by the Republican-led Legislature that would ask voters in a 2012 referendum to codify an existing statutory ban on same-sex marriage and therein write discrimination into the state's constitution. Under legislative rules Dayton, who has vowed to fight the ban with "every fiber" of his being , cannot veto the amendment so it will go before voters regardless of this action. Yet, because the amendment was sent to him, rather anomalously, as a bill he must either sign or veto it -- even though it will have no effect. However, as one will see in the press conference video below, Dayton is very clear that this act is not meant as empty words but to openly declare his disdain that the GOP majority pushed through this amendment despite warnings of the "deri...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/civil-rights/blog/mn-gov-dayt...

Tweets

MN Pro Gay Marriage Republican: War Experience ...

care2.com 25 May '11, 2am

Over the weekend the Minnesota Legislature passed a constitutional amendment that, if approved by voters in a 2012 ballot,...

Waitress Harasses Gay Parents -- What Would You Do? (VIDEO)

Waitress Harasses Gay Parents -- What Would You...

care2.com 26 May '11, 3am

I LOVE that the at least some of the people who stood up for the families did so because they DO follow Jesus. I am a born...

Poll: Minnesotans Divided on Gay Marriage Ban| ...

care2.com 03 Jun '11, 10pm

With the stage firmly set for a 2012 referendum on whether to enact a constitutional amendment codifying Minnesota's exist...

How commuting can ruin your marriage:

grist.org 26 May '11, 7pm

At least in Sweden, people who have a long-distance commute are 40 percent more likely to separate or divorce. That’s the ...

Illinois Gay Unions Challenged in Push for Cons...

care2.com 30 May '11, 9pm

I have often wondered what makes these people so mean spirited that they work tirelessly to shove their own twisted religi...

Minnesota Gay Marriage Ban Amendment Clears Hou...

care2.com 19 May '11, 11am

A constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in Minnesota cleared a House panel vote Wednesday, moving through the Legis...

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg: Marriage Equality a Fundamental Civil Right (VIDEO) #p2 #topprog

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg: Marriage Equality ...

care2.com 27 May '11, 6pm

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered a speech to 150 invited guests yesterday that called on lawmakers in the s...

Tom DiNapoli Joins New Yorkers for Marriage Equ...

care2.com 28 May '11, 4am

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has recorded a video in support of the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) New Yorkers f...