New poll demonstrates that a majority of Minnesotans support the freedom to marry
April 29, 2013
This week, a new poll from KSTP/SurveyUSA found that a majority of Minnesota adults support ending the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.
The poll, measured last week, found that 51% of Minnesotans support the freedom to marry, while just 47% do not. The survey represents a marked shift over the past several months, as a growing number of Minnesota residents embraced marriage for same-sex couples.
Last year, Minnesotans voted NO on an anti-gay constitutional amendment that sought to permanently limit the freedom to marry, restricting marriage to different-sex couples. Voters rejected the amendment and this year, they are embracing more rapidly than ever the idea that marriage matters and should be extended to include all loving, committed couples in the state.
Earlier this year, legislators in the state introduced marriage bills in the House and Senate, and the bills handily passed out of the House Civil Law Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee. They now await votes before the full House and Senate.
Minnesotans United for All Families is the coalition leading the charge to pass a marriage bill in 2013. Freedom to Marry is proud to be a founding member and key funder for the coalition.
The campaign to win marriage in Minnesota is one of six key states included in Freedom to Marry's Win More States Fund this year. You can support the campaign in Minnesota by donating HERE.