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Bury this ammendment

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Posted: February 8, 2012 - 5:34pm

Historically, constitutional amendments have been used to grant and protect rights such as women’s suffrage, freedom from involuntary servitude, and the Bill of Rights.

Minnesota’s proposed Marriage Amendment is the first which seeks to deny rights.

In striking down the similar Proposition 8 in California, a federal appeals court panel said, “Proposition 8 serves no purpose other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples. The Constitution simply does not allow for laws of this sort.”

Let’s give Minnesota’s Marriage Amendment the burial it deserves.

Rolf Westgard

Deerwood