The Minneapolis Star-Tribune,
Minnesota's largest newspaper, is calling on voters to reject a
proposed constitutional amendment which would limit marriage to
In the op-ed published over the
weekend, editors called the measure anachronistic.
“For many Americans under 35, gay
marriage is a nonissue, and in the not-too distant future, younger
generations are likely to reject unjust antigay laws anyway,” the
Voters should think about their gay and
lesbian friends when deciding the issue, they added.
“We'd urge voters to think about the
gay or lesbian friend and coworker in the next cubicle, the nice
same-sex couple down the street, or the beloved gay family member.
They have the same hopes and dreams as heterosexuals, and for many
that includes the desire to marry and form a family with the person
“In our hearts and souls, we
Minnesotans are basically fair people who believe in human rights.
That fundamental sense of humanity should lead to a 'no' vote on the