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Independence Party on Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment

I wanted to link to this article in the Minnesota Independent about the Independence Party taking a position opposed to the anti-gay marriage amendment that will be on the 2012 ballot. The Maplewood connection in the article is Mark Jenkins, who earlier this year was elected Chair of the statewide Independence Party. Mark is a Maplewood resident, and also serves as Chair of our Business and Economic Development Commission.

Of course, there's also the connection that the amendment, if it passes, would write discrimination against some of our city's residents (as well as many citizens throughout the state) into the state constitution.

As the article notes, the DFL and Libertarian parties have also announced their opposition to the amendment, and it is assumed that the Green party will too, based on its historical support for marriage equality.


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