Former MN Governor Jesse Ventura speaks out against limiting the freedom to marry

Jesse Ventura, who served as the governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003, has filmed a new video with his wife Terry for Minnesotans United for All Families, the coalition working to oppose a proposed amendment that would constitutionally exclude same-sex couples from marriage. Jesse and Terry talk about the happiness they've experienced in their 37 years as a married couple and discuss how they want that happiness for all loving and committed couples. 

In the video, the latest in Minnesotans United's "Real Minnesotans Voting No" series, Terry asks, "How in the world can two people professing how much they love and care for each other, and that they want to be with each other forever - how can that be bad, no matter who you are?" 

The former governor goes on to explain that the proposed amendment, which seeks to write discrimination into Minnesota's state constitution, defies party lines and requires all residents to stand up and declare that it's not right for the Constitution to oppress citizens.  

Ventura says: 

This is not a Democrat issue, this is not a Republican issue. This is not a liberal issue. It's not a conservative issue. That means it affects each and every one of us, regardless of whatever our political persuasian is. Government should not be telling people who to fall in love with. Government should not be telling people who to cohabit with. Love is bigger than government can ever be.

Learn more about the campaign to block this damaging amendment HERE, read about the other three November 6 ballot campaigns, and watch the video from Minnesotans United below