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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Gays and Lesbians for Becky Lourey Website

Eleventh Avenue South has the story.

From the website:

How do the candidates feel about
Gay & Lesbian marriage?

Througout the campaign, Minnesota's candidates for governor have been asked to share their views on marriage. See what the top candidates have said about gay and lesbian marriage.

Becky Lourey (Democrat)
I believe in the equal rights of all Minnesotans?regardless of their sexual orientation. It is so important that we ensure that justice expands and includes those denied. It is so important that the rights and responsibilities in our society are extended to the members of the GLBT community.

I have consistently spoken out against amending the constitution to deny people rights based on gender, affection, or sexual orientation. It is a misuse of the Constitution?a document designed to guarantee rights to individuals. The government should not be involved in the religious institution of marriage, and the rights and responsibilities of parental guardianship, health care decisions, and property ownership should be available to all committed adult partners. I will never support putting the rights of individuals on a ballot for a popularity contest. {Taken from

Tim Pawlenty (Republican)
"Mosquitoes, when you're trying to get to sleep, are a distraction. Somebody's cell phone ringing in a restaurant when you want to have a conversation is a distraction. Marriage between a man and a woman and protecting that is not a distraction. It's important." (Taken from Minnesota Public Radio broadcast at Minnesota Pubic Radio.)

Mike Hatch (Democrat)
"As far as I know, [Tim Pawlenty and I] have identical positions on gay marriage. I believe marriage is between a man and a woman," [Hatch] said. But [Hatch] declined to support a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage that Pawlenty backs. (Taken from a Pioneer Press article listed on

This is more evidence that Mike Hatch has some real problems with gay voters.

It's not clear who is behind the website. The site says:

This site is created and managed by supporters of Becky Lourey for Minnesota Govenor.