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SPOKESMAN: The President Opposes Minnesota's Proposed Marriage Ban

Minnesota's Obama campaign says:
"While the President does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the record is clear that the President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same-sex couples. That's what the Minnesota ballot initiative would do -- it would single out and discriminate against committed gay and lesbian couples."
Minnesota Democratic lawmakers react:
We are very happy to see President Obama’s strong opposition to the anti-marriage amendment that will be on the November ballot here in Minnesota and we echo his sentiment. The proposed amendment would rewrite our constitution for the sole purpose of denying freedoms to a certain group of Minnesotans. Marriage is about love and commitment, and our state constitution should never be used make it illegal for some Minnesotans to marry the person they love. Freedom means freedom for everybody—no exceptions, no exclusions.

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