A report on 2012 Minnesota Amendment 1

Julian Bond and Governor Mark Dayton at a "Vote No" rally in June 2012.

Legislatively referred constitutional amendment proposed to ban marriage between same-sex couples in the state of Minnesota, that appeared on the ballot on November 6, 2012.

- 2012 Minnesota Amendment 1
Julian Bond and Governor Mark Dayton at a "Vote No" rally in June 2012.

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John Clayton Nienstedt

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American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.

American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.

In October 2012, Nienstedt used more than US$600,000 in archdiocesan funds to campaign for Minnesota Amendment 1, which would have banned same-sex marriage in the state.

Chris Kluwe in 2012 with the Minnesota Vikings

Chris Kluwe

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Former American football punter and writer.

Former American football punter and writer.

Chris Kluwe in 2012 with the Minnesota Vikings
Kluwe punts in a game against the Detroit Lions in 2012
Kluwe after a game in 2010
Kluwe at LGBT pride parade in Washington, D.C. in 2014

He quit the column in protest after the paper published an editorial in support of the Minnesota Marriage Amendment which would have amended the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage: Kluwe was not surprised at the paper's position itself, but felt that the editorial was derogatory to amendment opponents while feigning neutrality.