Same sex marriage is already banned by a statute passed by the state’s legislature in 1997 and upheld by the state Supreme Court. The state does not recognize same sex civil unions, but some cities do have domestic partnership registries.
Similar constitutional amendments were introduced to the Minnesota House and Senate in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2009.
The Minnesota House will need to vote on the proposed amendment before the last day of the legislative session, May 23.
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