We've heard plenty from lawmakers in media coverage of the same-sex marriage ban; now it's your turn. There are few more bedrock issues in our lives than whom we choose to love and marry. Let's leave the stump speeches to the politicians and speak in nuanced and thoughtful terms about this issue — you are no doubt already doing this in your homes and with friends. This is an invitation to make that conversation public.
Please share this invitation with your friends, family and colleagues. I'll be reading what you write and pulling some of it up from the comments and into this post to create a living document of the same-sex marriage debate in Minnesota.
Your Voices (Updated May 13, 2011 9:00 AM)
Note: What you see here are excerpts I've chosen from the discussion flourishing in the comments section. Click on a commenter's name and you'll be taken to their full comment. There is much more in the comments and I hope what I share here will only drive you there to read more and to add your voice. We're also sharing comments at our Tumbr blog.
"I see marriage as a civil union, as near as I can tell God doesn't require paper work. I think a good marriage is tough, it doesn't matter if your same gender or opposite genders. I think if two people are committed to making it this kind of commitment to each other then they should have all the tools available to them to forge a lasting link. That includes access to the benefits and obligation conferred by other civil documents on a spouse." - Jody Rooney
Complete article at Minn Post : http://bit.ly/mDtJ85