Governor Mark Dayton told a crowd of
gay marriage supporters that he had a dream that Minnesota would
become the first state in the nation to reject a constitutional
amendment banning gay marriage.
Dayton was the main attraction during
Thursday's lobby day at the state capitol.
“Any American should be able to love
the person he or she loves,” Dayton told the crowd. “And that
should be a right protected by the Minnesota Constitution and by the
United States Constitution.”
Dayton described the upcoming campaign
on the fall ballot measure as “divisive” and most likely
“It's just going to be so
destructive,” he said.
“But I had a dream over the weekend.
And we'll see how prophetic my dream is. I dreamt that … Minnesota
would be the first state in the nation to reject this kind of
measure,” he told a cheering crowd. “I think Minnesota's better
than that.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this
our video library for more videos.)
The rally, organized by OutFront
Minnesota and Minnesotans United for All Families, was part of the
campaign to defeat the amendment. Other speakers included state
Senator Scott Dibble and Monica Meyer, executive director of OutFront
voters divided on gay marriage ban.)