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With the stage firmly set for a 2012 referendum on whether to enact a constitutional amendment codifying Minnesota's existing statutory ban on same-sex marriage, a new poll reveals that Minnesotans are almost evenly split on whether to enact the ban, though respondents do report favoring legal rights for same-sex couples. The poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling, found that 46% of people favor the amendment while 47% are opposed and 7% are undecided. Similarly, 45% of people said that gay marriage should be illegal while 46% said it should be legal, and 9% remain undecided. However, 72% of respondents say that they favor legal recognition for gay couples, with 38% of those favoring marriage and 34% favoring civil unions. Only 26% said their should be no recognition at all, while 2% said they didn't know. From On Top Magazine : "Voters in the state are about as evenly d...

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