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Breaking News: Minnesota Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Marriage Amendment Supporters!

 

Breaking News from the Star Tribune!

The Republican-controlled Legislature won a pair of battles over proposed constitutional amendments before the Minnesota Supreme Court on Monday.

In a pair of 4-2 decisions, the court ruled:

... In favor of petitions from the Legislature that their proposed titles for both the ID and marriage amendments should be used on the ballot, and not titles written by Secretary of State Mark Ritchie.

... "The Secretary of State exceeded his authority ... when he provided titles different from those passed by the Legislature," the court ruled.

... For marriage, legislators called the amendment: “Recognition of Marriage Solely Between One Man and One Woman.” Ritchie’s title reads: “Limiting the Status of Marriage to Opposite Sex Couples.”