Gay Marriage Activists Worry MN Lawsuit Could Help Marriage Amendment Win


Neal Broverman of The Advocate on the awkward situation (for gay marriage activists) that a Minnesota lawsuit may help prove to the public why the constitutional amendment is needed to protect marriage:

An appeals court ruled on Monday that three same-sex couples suing for the right to marry in Minnesota have the right to a trial—a decision that complicates a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage in the state.

... a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in the state—going to voters in November—could get a shot in the arm thanks to the case. Especially, with conservatives already lining up to exploit it.

“[This is] exactly the type of case that's resulting in same-sex marriage being imposed in other states, and it completely highlights the need for a marriage amendment in Minnesota,” Chuck Darrell, spokesman for Minnesota For Marriage, a coalition of groups against gay marriage, told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.