I wanted to add a follow up to this: MINNESOTA READERS – WDTPRS POLL
For November 2012 there is on the ballot in Minnesota an amendment to the state constitution which would define marriage as being between one man and one woman.
Minnesota is now ground zero for the issue of marriage.
This amendment must be approved positively by the voters in Minnesota.
HERE’S THE CATCH!
No vote is a “No” vote.
That is, if voters leave that box blank, it will count as a “NO” vote, against the amendment.
Voters must vote YES to have the vote count as a yes. A nothing winds up being a vote against.
In other words, a voter who leaves that box blank, thinking she doesn’t want to take a position, has been given her position for her.
Blank box = NO.
Make a conscious effort to LOOK FOR this item on the ballot, for the ballot may be complicated.
Polling show that only 2% of voters in Minnesota are undecided.
Therefore, it is important for readers of this blog in Minnesota to GET OUT THE VOTE in favor of the amendment.
If you are in Minnesota or have friends or relatives in Minnesota, help to get the vote out. Keep this in mind as the election draws near.
Get the word out about this tricky ballot blank box problem.
Also, I bring to your attention a good organization you can help no matter where you were.
Check out the page of the Minnesota Family Council, which is a coalition of various groups who are coordinating their efforts in defense of marriage and the family and the passage of the amendment. Also check out Minnesota for Marriage.
Remember, Minnesota is now GROUND ZERO.
Everyone in the USA has a stake in what is happening in Minnesota.