MINNESOTANS TO VOTE ON WHETHER TO SEND THEIR GAY SONS AND DAUGHTERS PACKING TO OTHER STATES / COUNTRIES
Having already put a statute in place to keep the gays as strangers in their own committed, loving relationships, the Minnesota GOP moved today to go for 'super big hate', by putting a constitutional amendment on the 2012 ballot. ("Super" because they intend to deny all relationship recognition, as I understanding it, including casting considerable legal doubt over existing domestic partnerships and the companies that rely on those for competitive reasons. 'Big' because it is an amendment, not a statute.)
Proponents now have a year or so to buy disinformation ads about gays and generally stoke the fires of fear, doubt, and uncertainty over gays who love each other.
As has been typical, proponents in the MN legislature did not speak on the floor much at all to the merits of the bill. Like cowards or an Inquisition, they - 70 of them - voted, instead, largely in silence.
Update: three Democrats in tow