Passing the amendment would place limits in our constitution on the freedom of gay and lesbian citizens. It would erect a barrier to continuing the discussion of marriage equality for today’s voters and for future generations of Minnesotans who may want to reopen the debate. Voters would, in fact, be making choices for those future generations. Voters would be telling many of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren that marriage won’t be an option for them. That’s not freedom, that’s oppression, and we are concerned what message that sends the world about our state. What kind of Minnesota do we want to present to the world?
Representing a rural area of central Minnesota, the Morrison County Record has come out against the anti-marriage equality amendment in Minnesota.