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Sunday, September 02, 2007

Anti-Gay Activist Group Uses Iowa Ruling to Raise Money

From the so-called "Minnesota Family Council":

On August 30, a county judge ruled Iowa's Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional and ordered Polk County to issue marriage licenses for six gay couples.

Minnesota's DOMA law is vulnerable to the same kind of attack. The only way to protect the institution of marriage is to pass a constitutional amendment.

Please help pass a marriage amendment in the 2008 session with a generous gift of $15, $25, $50 or even more.

Click Here to make a donation to the Minnesota Family Council / Minnesota Family Institute.

Did you know that same-sex partnerships were almost passed in the 2007 Minnesota legislative session?

Four bills were introduced to legalize same-sex relationships. One bill attempted to establish same-sex domestic partnerships for hospital visitation. Yet our quick poll of six metro area hospitals revealed an open policy towards visitation by same-sex partners.

Do we really need to legalize same-sex partnerships to allow hospital visitations?

Thanks to a veto threat from Gov. Tim Pawlenty, the bills were never passed.

What if we didn't have a pro-family governor?

Did you know that out-of-state, anti-marriage money helped defeat Senator Mady Reiter, a co-sponsor of the Minnesota Marriage Amendment bill?

Her opponent, Senator Sandy Rummel received 44% of her itemized individual contributions from thirteen wealthy anti-marriage activists. Most of the thirteen contributors were members of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, one of the largest homosexual activist organizations in the country.

Did you know that a same-sex couple has filed a lawsuit in Rochester suing a fitness club to obtain a family membership? The club denied the family membership because Minnesota does not recognize same-sex marriage.

The same legislative majority (and their out-of-state money) that pushed for same-sex marriage will return with a vengeance in the 2008 session - and we need your financial help to be ready for them.

Please, Click Here to make a donation the the Minnesota Family Council/Institute.

Thank you for helping protect marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

August 31, 2007
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Minnesota Family Council, 2855 Anthony Lane S, Suite 150,Minneapolis, MN 55418

What is the Minnesota Family Council and how did they get started? The Minnesota Family Council started out as the Berean League in 1982. The Berean League started to stop efforts to repeal the Minnesota Sodomy Law. The law is currently on the books. This is a law that bans oral sex - even within the confines of marriage.

I have debated the MFC President - Tom Prichard - on this issue - and Prichard has said publicly that there should be an exemption in the Minnesota sodomy law to allow married couples to engage in oral sex.

If the Minnesota Family Council were really concerned about families, they would be focusing on divorce, rather than their prurient obsession with gays.