Opponents of the Minnesota marriage amendment have raised an estimated $3.1 million from more than 16,000 individual donors since the last reporting deadline in January. More than 90 percent of those donations came from within Minnesota.
After that surge of money, Minnesotans United for All Families has now raised a total of $4.6 million in its effort to defeat the anti marriage equality amendment this fall.
"What this report shows is that the conversation we are having across this state is working, and that more and more, Minnesotans are coming to the conclusion that limiting the freedom to marry for same-sex couples is not how we do things in Minnesota," said Richard Carlbom, campaign manager for Minnesotans United for All Families. "Minnesotans know that marriage is about love, commitment and responsibility, and no one would want to be told it's illegal to marry the person you love."
The yes/no ballot question facing Minnesotans in November reads, "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota?"
If amended, a section of the Minnesota Constitution would read "only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota."