Friday, November 9, 2012
Voters in the mostly suburban cities Patch covers were more opposed to the proposed gay-marriage ban than Minnesota voters generally.
Here's how residents in a selection of Minnesota cities voted on the ballot measure that would have added a definition of marriage as only between one man and one woman to the state Constitution. Statewide, the ballot measure failed to exceed the 50 percent level of support it needed in the Nov. 6, 2012 general election. It got 47.53 percent, according to unofficial results from all but two of Minnesota's 4,102 precincts' results. Taken together, people in cities served by Patch—mostly in the Twin Cities suburbs—rejected the marriage amendment in greater proportion (61.21 percent) than Minnesotans taken as a whole (52.47 percent). Support for the amendment in places covered by Patch ranged from 14.51 percent in Southwest Minneapolis to 54.…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Check out our citywide results for Mendota Heights and a number of other Dakota County communities.
Follow Mendota Heights Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us Want to know how Mendota Heights voted on the Voter ID or marriage amendments? Check out our tables below for citywide results for Mendota Heights and a number of other Dakota County communities, as well as countywide results for both measures. The Voter ID amendment, if passed, would have required Minnesotans to present valid photo identification to vote. The marriage amendment would have defined marriage as between one man and one woman. Statewide, the Voter ID ballot measure failed to pass the 50 percent level of support it needed (46.34 percent with all but three Minnesota precincts' results). The marriage amendment likewise …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
While proponents were saying the race was still too early to call, the Associated Press called the race shortly before 2 a.m. The vote means the state constitution will not define marriage as only between a man and a woman.
The Minnesota Marriage Amendment has been rejected. The campaign to amend the Minnesota state constitution to limit the definition of marriage to strictly between heterosexual couples was defeated Tuesday by more than 51 percent of a statewide vote. With 92 percent of state precincts reporting, the Associated Press reported shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday that Amendment 1—informally known as the Minnesota Marriage Amendment—had failed: "Vote No" won. Speaking to a cheering crowd of hundreds at St Paul's River Centre, Richard Carlbom, the campaign manager for Minnesotans United for All Families, told audiences that Minnesota was the first state in the nation to reject a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage at the ballot …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Video from various spots around the metro, including Republican Party headquarters in Bloomington and the DFL Party's gathering in Minneapolis.
Red. Blue. Downtown or Southtown, we will have it covered tonight as election results come in around the Twin Cities. Twin Cities Patch sites are teaming up with our friends at TheUptake to bring video coverage from various sites tonight as we wrap up this historic election. The embedded player allows you to change feeds, or "channels," to check out the coverage and interviews you want to see. Thanks for "tuning in," and enjoy a whole new way to take in the Election Night.
Minnesota voters young and old used Twitter to talk about their Minnesota Election decisions, particularly on the proposed Marriage Amendment.
We followed a few common topics around the Twin Cities, including both sides of the Minnesota Marriage Amendment vote, and found what people were talking about on social media this Election Day. A reminder, though, that Tweeting a photo of your ballot, filled out, is stongly discouraged by the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office. Take a look.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Despite support from the Minnesota GOP, Patch's panel thinks the amendment to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman will fall short.
Twin Cities Republicans aren't confident the so-called Marriage Amendment will make its way into the constitution after Tuesday's general election. In a flash poll issued Friday to Patch's panel of Republican politicians and activists, the majority believed the amendment, which requires a "yes" vote to be added to the constitution by voters, would fall short. About 57 percent of the 33 survey responders said the amendment would fall short. Our Republican panel also felt Barack Obama, running to remain president, had conducted a better campaign in Minnesota, a state he's favored to win in Tuesday night's election. "It's going to be exceedingly close, on the Presidential race and on both amendment questions," one pundit said. The …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The Mendota Heights synagogue has taken an official position against the controversial piece of legislation.
Local synagogue Beth Jacob Congregation has taken an active stance against the proposed constitutional marriage amendment, which will appear on ballots across the state on Nov. 6. The amendment defines marriage as between one man and one woman in the state constitution. “This is not the way that God wants us to be treating one another,” said Rabbi Morris Allen, the spiritual leader at Beth Jacob. Allen stated that many members of his congregation are involved with amendment opposition organization, Minnesotans United for All Families. The Beth Jacob Board of Trustees has adopted a resolution against the amendment, and, according to board co-president Eric Pasternack, the board made the unanimous decision to join the coalition of …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Major blow struck against proponents of marriage amendment, says Minnesota United.
Tuesday morning, activists pushing to stop a proposed constitutional amendment that would write a ban on same-sex marriage into the state constitution received what could prove to be a vital shot in the arm. Minnesotans United for All Families announced that the Minnesota chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics would be joining their coalition of groups opposing the marriage amendment. Current state law already bans same-sex marriage in Minnesota. In the Mendota Heights area, Jewish Community Action and some members of Beth Jacob Congregation have vocally opposed the amendment. Meanwhile John C. Nienstedt, archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, stands in support of the amendment. "As an advocate …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A list of those that have come out in favor of a proposal for the state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman.
On Nov. 6, Minnesotans will vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between one man and one woman in the state constitution, reflecting existing state statute. The following companies have come out in favor of the amendment. (Click here for a list of companies that oppose the amendment.) Do you know of a company or business leader who’s taken a stand on the issue—either for or against? Let us know in the comments below. How do you feel about the companies' stands? Take our poll: Should Companies Take Positions on Social Issues? *** Companies That Support the Marriage Amendment
Monday, July 16, 2012
A list of those that have come out against a proposal for the state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman.
On Nov. 6, Minnesotans will vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between a man and a woman—which would limit marriage to opposite sex couples. The following companies and business leaders have come out against the amendment. (Click here for a list of companies that support the amendment.) Do you know of a company or business leader who’s taken a stand on the issue—either for or against? Let us know in the comments below. How do you feel about the companies' stands? Take our poll: Should Companies Take Positions on Social Issues? *** Companies That Oppose the Marriage Amendment Business Leaders Who Oppose the Marriage Amendment