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A Republican State Representative gave a moving speech on the House Floor during the debate on the constitutional Amendment to permanently enshrine discrimination against gays in the Minnesota Constitution.

I am so glad this video is being used. I heard the speech live.

Watch..... I am on record as stating Minnesota will defeat the Marriage Amendment

From Minnesota Families United for All Families. This is their fifth ad.

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  •  What a shame the other Republicans can't be (2+ / 0-)
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    mwm341, Neon Mama

    forced to answer the question about whether they support equal rights for everyone after watching this clip.  If they really are about individual freedoms, they'd shut up about forcing their religious intolerance onto gays and women.

    •  In watching the floor debate, (1+ / 0-)
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      only 3-4 Republicans actually spoke as to their personal belief on the matter. The rest of them couched their discussion in a endless loop of "Let the people decide".

      Well the people are going to decide alright!

  •  Latest hater ad got debunked by WCCO (1+ / 0-)
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    It's the one with the rabbity-looking couple whining about how schools might actually mention to small children that "boys can marry boys" if the amendment is defeated, just the way it happened in MA (gasp!)--typical shoving-it-down-our-throats martyr-type wingnut blather. So WCCO poked holes in their account of the situation, and also pointed out that this same ad, with the same couple, is being aired in MD and ME.

    WCCO Reality Check video is here. I'm delighted that a) they've addressed the issue at all and b) that they're pretty quick off the mark. I haven't checked other TV news shows to see if they've been doing anything similar.

    "I believe they talked of me, for they laughed consumedly."--George Farquhar

    by slapshoe on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 01:35:37 PM PDT

  •  It still boggles my mind how a Republican (0+ / 0-)

    can be for gay marriage and still be a Republican in that party.

    It's a party that perpetually wishes to restrict individual liberty, which runs counter to what they used to be about.

  •  The back story about John Kreisel (1+ / 0-)
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    A real American hero,

    As a first term Representative,
    he bucked his party on this and got predictably lots of flack from his own party. He further bucked his party on issues such as the Vikings stadium (for it),  and wanted to  allow liquor stores to be open on Sundays (banned in Minnesota).

    I do not know him personally, but I think the flak he got helped make his decision to not to seek a second term easier.

    Don't get me wrong, he is a Republican and supports republican ideas, but we truly need more politicians like this guy who can go in to situations with an open mind.

  •  Kreisel wasn't the only Republican to vote against (0+ / 0-)

    it. Tim Kelly of Red Wing did as well.

    Farm boy, 20, who hit the city to go to college, WI-03 (home, voting), WI-02 (college), -6.75, -3.18, I finally got a chance to do something my parents have done for years- vote against Tommy Thompson!!!! Tammy Baldwin for US Senate!!!!!

    by WisJohn on Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 03:14:08 PM PDT

  •  Holy shit... (0+ / 0-)

    Call National Geographic we've found a sane republican; looks like they weren't extinct

    We only think nothing goes without saying.

    by Hamtree on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 05:54:11 PM PDT

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