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New Poll Shows Shift In Minnesota For Gay Marriage Rights

June 7, 2012

Good news to report from that land with all those lakes.

A new poll indicates Minnesota voters are turning against a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

Public Policy Polling’s newest sampling indicates that with 49 percent of voters are opposed to the measure and 43 percent support it.

That’s a dramatic shift from four months ago when 48 percent supported the amendment and 44 percent rejected it. That was still shy of the 50 percent needed to pass a constitutional amendment.

“Today’s poll shows there is a conversation happening across this state about what marriage means and how this amendment would limit the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples,” according to a statement from Minnesotans United for All Families, which is the lead group opposed to the amendment.“The more people talk about this, the more likely they are to vote no in November, and this poll demonstrates that more and more Minnesotans are coming to the conclusion that this is not the right thing to do for our state.”


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