Pro-Traditional Marriage Group To Meet Friday Night In Hinckley
One of the biggest political groups in Minnesota that is opposed to legalizing gay marriage is the group Minnesota for Marriage. The Associated Press reports that Minnesota for Marrigae is taking their case on the road with a series of greater Minnesota rallies, beginning tonight in Hinckley.
Minnesota for Marriage will host their first event of this series Friday evening at Tobie’s Restaurant in Hinckley. Similar events are planned in upcoming days in Hermantown, Grand Rapids, Brainerd, Detroit Lakes, Morris, Eden Prairie, Owatonna, Austin and Montevideo.
A flyer advertising the rallies argues that “the metro area shouldn’t be allowed to force gay marriage on the rest of the state.” Polls have shown higher support for gay marriage in the state’s larger cities compared to rural areas.
The Legislature may vote on a marriage equality bill later this session, although no vote is guaranteed. Last fall, Minnesota voters defeated a proposed state constitutional amendment to define marriage as only between a man and a woman. On Thursday, marriage equality supporters released a letter from 26 prominent business leaders to Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders urging them to pass the bill this year.