- February 14, 3:00pm, State Capitol Rotunda
- Sign our petition urging legislators to support the freedom to marry
- What Homophobes Are Afraid Of
Richard Carlbom, Minnesotans United
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January 21, 2013 | Election Day 2012 is more than two months behind us, but I can still hardly believe what we accomplished that day.
After more than 30 losses in other states, Minnesota became the first state to say that we should not use our constitution to limit the freedom to marry for same-sex couples. Combined with victories in Maine, Maryland and Washington, our win clearly demonstrated that the tide is turning - and that more and more people in Minnesota and across the country believe that same-sex couples should no longer be excluded from marriage.
Going forward in 2013, I hope you'll join us for our first public event at the Capitol:
Freedom to Marry Day
February 14, 3:00pm
State Capitol Rotunda
On Valentine's Day at 3:00pm, we will gather at the Minnesota State Capitol in the Rotunda for the annual Freedom to Marry Day rally. This will be the first time this year that supporters of the freedom to marry show up at the State Capitol to show our legislators that it is time to change state law to reflect our share belief that no one should be told that it is illegal to marry the person they love.
For more information or to RSVP for the rally, please visit www.mnunited.org/events/freedom-to-marry-day. And stay tuned, because we'll be announcing key speakers and exciting news in the coming days.
See you on February 14!
On Friday, January 18, we asked folks to start to signing our petition urging legislators to support the freedom to marry... and in less than 72 hours, more than 11,000 people have signed it! If you haven't signed the petition, now is your chance! Visit www.mnunited.org/petition right now.
What Homophobes Are Afraid Of, Rollie Williams, Upworthy
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