Vote Yes and No Marriage Campaigns Make Final Push

By KBJR News 1

Vote Yes and No Marriage Campaigns Make Final Push

November 6, 2012 Updated Nov 6, 2012 at 6:30 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland’s NewsCenter) --- Voters are being asked to add a ban on marriage between same sex couples to the Minnesota constitution.

Volunteers from both sides spent the day sparking conversations urging voters to turn to the polls.

Volunteers with Minnesotans United called voters at phone banks, knocked on doors and handed out "Vote No" propaganda.

Meanwhile, students on the UMD campus talked with voters and urged them to vote yes on the amendment.

Those who support the amendment as well as those who oppose it say voting no or yes respectively will jeopardize children.

This is a very hurtful amendment,” Andy Mundt of Minnesota For All Families said. “It hurts our families, it hurts our children. If we are looking out for what's best for all Minnesota families and all Minnesota children, we need to vote no."

"There are plenty of studies out there that say children are best fostered when they are raised between a man and a woman as opposed to two homosexuals,” Scott Urban, a UMD Sophomore said. “We really need to be doing this for the kids."

To fund this campaign, officials with Minnesotans United for All families, say the Vote No organization has raised $11.2M.

The Vote Yes organization, Minnesota for Marriage says it's raised more than $5M.

Jennifer Walch
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