Kalley King Yanta stars in the first of
a series of videos released by supporters of a proposed amendment
that would ban gay marriage in the Minnesota Constitution.
Voters will decide on the amendment in
November during the General Election.
In the first Minnesota Marriage Minute
video released on Wednesday by the group Minnesota
for Marriage, Yanta, an anti-choice advocate and a former news
anchor for the Twin Cities ABC affiliate KSTP-TV, informs watchers of
the proposed amendment.
“Marriage in Minnesota has always
been defined as the union of one man and one woman,” Yanta says in
the 90-second video. “That definition has existed since before
Minnesota was even a state.” (The video is embedded in the right
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John Helmberger, chairman of Minnesota
for Marriage, thanked Yanta for appearing in the series.
“We especially want to thank Kalley
Yanta, a veteran former news anchor and devoted mother for
volunteering her time to make these important videos,” he said in a
statement. “We are grateful for Kalley's faithful commitment to
preserving marriage in Minnesota and for her experience and poise in
presenting the various topics. We are confident that she will be
well received by Minnesotans across the state.”
The group is expected to release a new
video each week.