New Poll Shows Majority of Minnesotans Oppose Same Sex Marriage

By KBJR News 1

March 6, 2013 Updated Mar 6, 2013 at 7:22 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The Star Tribune polled 800 Minnesotans over a 48 hour period in the end of February.

They found that 53 percent of Minnesotans say the current statue banning same sex marriage should remain. 38 percent say the law should be changed. Nine percent were undecided.

A majority of those in opposition to gay marriage came from outside the Twin Cities metro area.

Meanwhile, the equal rights group Minnesotans United for All Families" said multiple polls have been taken since the historic vote in November, and multiple variables are at play n each one.

The group took an internal poll and found that 72 percent of Minnesotans view same–sex marriage as something that would have either a positive, or little to no, impact on their daily lives.

"I think that those kinds of numbers are really things that we take very seriously, and that we value—and that legislators are looking at. A lot of people are saying, 'look, either this is going to have a positive impact on my life...' or [they're] saying, 'this doesn't impact me at all.," said Jake Loesch, communications head for the equal rights group, over a Skype interview.

Minnesotans United for All Families worked with lawmakers to craft a bill that would allow same sex couples to marry.

The bill was introduced last week and would exempt religious organizations from doing something against their beliefs.

- Posted to the Web by Billy Wagness