Poll shows majority of Minnesotans oppose anti-gay constitutional amendment
May 13, 2011
Minnesota Republicans, who are fast tracking an anti-gay constitutional amendment in the state legislature, appear to be out of touch with the majority of Minnesota voters according to a poll released today by the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
"A majority of Minnesotans oppose amending the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage, according to a new Star Tribune Minnesota Poll.
Fifty-five percent of respondents said they oppose adding such an amendment while 39 percent favor a constitutional ban -- views that appear to be a sharp reversal of poll results seven years ago.
Opposition to the ban generally cuts across all ages, though support rises gradually with age. Sixty percent of Minnesotans aged 18 to 34 oppose the idea. A slim majority, 51 percent, of Minnesotans older than 65 oppose the constitutional ban."
The proposed constitutional amendment has passed in the state Senate and is expected to be voted on in the House soon. If the legislation passes, it would place the freedom to marry on the statewide ballot in 2012. Minnesotans are encouraged to contact their state elected officials now and urge them to oppose this harmful legislation. Click here to take action.