May 19th, 2012
12:39 PM ET
11 years ago

Minnesota same-sex marriage fight re-energized - on both sides

Minneapolis (CNN) - Minneapolis is a conflicted city. It's home to one of the largest gay pride festivals in the Midwest and was once dubbed the "gayest city in America" by The Advocate magazine. The metropolitan area is also home to the conservative power base of Rep. Michele Bachmann.

And in six months, voters there and across the state will decide whether to amend the state's constitution to ban same-sex marriage.


Filed under: 2012 • Minnesota • President Obama • Same-sex marriage
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Molly from Minnepolis

    "When Fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and caring a cross".
    Sinclair Lewis

    Forward Minnesota!

    May 19, 2012 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  2. once upon a horse

    Minnesota is a very open minded state....Michelle Bachmann and her veiws represent quite a minority there. In fact I was always perplexed on how she even holds on to her seat there. But I guess even in the most open minded of areas you can have flukes like they did elect Tim Pawlenty as govenor there, but I think they have learned from that as well. I expect the Land of Lakes to do the right thing at election time and like the president be on the right side of history with this.

    May 19, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  3. Larry L

    Minnesota can't allow themselves to become another West Virginia, Kansas, Georgia, Texas or North Carolina – where Christians are nothing more than the American Taliban. Leave the gay people alone – this has no impact on your lives.

    May 19, 2012 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |