February 7th is fast approaching. As many folks are buzzing about the caucuses, the main focus most people have is on the GOP presidential candidate nominee and which one will address the issues that concern them the most as Republicans, conservatives, or whatever political label they choose to identify themselves with. What’s your issue? Government spending? Budget cuts? Preemptive war? Inconsistent foreign [...]
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Join Log Cabin Republicans in thanking our champions today! Representatives John Kriesel, Tim Kelly, Rich Murray and Steve Smith represent a stronger, more inclusive GOP that we can all be proud of.
In a follow up to our last post, we offer another salute to Representative Tim Kelly, a GOP Representative who also voted against the Marriage Amendment. Below is his rousing and passionate speech against discrimination and for equality.
Here is a speech given by one of those Four, John Kriesel urging the body to vote against the amendment. It is a moving speech and it gives us hope. Thank you, Rep. Kriesel.
Posted in Uncategorized on May 18th, 2011
On the floor of the state senate last week, the sponsor of an amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman was asked by a colleague how the amendment would protect her marriage: For the full context of the exchange between the senators, see here. The state senate then voted to pass [...]
Posted in Uncategorized on May 17th, 2011
URGENT REQUEST – Please follow the link to e-mail the MN House GOP caucus. It’s imperative that they hear from Republicans opposed to the marriage amendment. Share the link with your friends. It only takes a couple minutes. Do it tonight! Minnesota Action Center-Log Cabin Republicans
Posted in Uncategorized on May 12th, 2011
Dale Carpenter, a law professor at the University of Minnesota and a longtime Log Cabin Republican ally, was interviewed yesterday after the passage of the so-called Marriage Amendment. University of Minnesota law professor Dale Carpenter was inside the Capitol when the Senate gave the green light to the amendment, which he says proposes that “only [...]
Project 515 and OutFront Minnesota are collecting stories and photos of individual Minnesotans and families who are opposed to this constitutional amendment that would permanently ban marriage for same-sex couples. The stories will become part of a booklet that will be distributed to lawmakers as they prepare to vote on these amendments. Please send stories of [...]
Posted in Uncategorized on May 6th, 2011
It’s been a long here in Minnesota as people from all walks of life speak out against the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Minnesota Log Cabin Republicans have been busy speaking with GOP legislators, making the case for equality and against discrimination. While this past week has had more than its share of [...]
Moments ago, by a 65-31 vote, the Senate acted to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the policy banning gays from openly serving in the military. The same six GOP senators who broke with their party during the cloture vote earlier also voted for repeal: Sens. Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, Scott Brown, Lisa Murkowski, George Voinovich, [...]