Minnesota lawmaker: Nobody has a right to vote on someone else’s marriage

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, May 12, 2011 19:40 EDT
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The Republican-led Minnesota state Senate passed a constitutional amendment Wednesday that would define marriage as solely between one man and one woman.

Democratic state Senator John Marty blasted the constitutional amendment on the Minnesota Senate floor, saying that his marriage was approved 2 to 0.

“Nobody else has a right to” vote on our marriage, Marty said. “This is not a matter for vote. That is what constitutions are for. To protect our liberties, to protect our freedom, to protect our choices.”

“There is nothing more intrusive we can do than interfere in other people’s marriages.”

Last week, Minnesota state Senator Scott Simon said that a person’s sexual orientation was a gift from God.

Watch this video from The Uptake, uploaded May 11, 2011.

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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