Minnesota’s Anti-Gay Senators

Senator Michelle Benson Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Michelle Benson (Republican – Ham Lake, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Benson voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Benson supported.Sen. Michelle Benson should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Michelle Benson voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Benson.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator David Brown Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator David Brown (Republican – Long Prairie, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Brown voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Brown supported.Sen. David Brown should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. David Brown voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Brown.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator John Carlson Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator John Carlson (Republican – Bemidji, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Carlson voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Carlson supported.Sen. John Carlson should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. John Carlson voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Carlson.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Roger Chamberlain Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Roger Chamberlain (Republican – Lino Lakes, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Chamberlain voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Chamberlain supported.Sen. Roger Chamberlain should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Roger Chamberlain voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Chamberlain.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Gary Dahms Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Gary Dahms (Republican – Redwood Falls, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Dahms voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Dahms supported.Sen. Gary Dahms should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Gary Dahms voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Dahms.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Ted Daley Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Ted Daley (Republican – Eagan, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Daley voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Daley supported.Sen. Ted Daley should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Ted Daley voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Daley.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Al DeKruif Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Al DeKruif (Republican – Madison Lake, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. DeKruif voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator DeKruif supported.Sen. Al DeKruif should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Al DeKruif voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator DeKruif.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Michelle L. Fischbach Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Michelle L. Fischbach (Republican – Paynesville, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Fischbach voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Fischbach supported.Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Michelle L. Fischbach voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Fischbach.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Paul Gazelka Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Paul Gazelka (Republican – Brainerd, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Gazelka voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Gazelka supported.Sen. Paul Gazelka should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Paul Gazelka voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Gazelka.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Chris Gerlach Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Chris Gerlach (Republican – Apple Valley, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Gerlach voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Gerlach supported.Sen. Chris Gerlach should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Chris Gerlach voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Gerlach.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Joe Gimse Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Joe Gimse (Republican – Willmar, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Gimse voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Gimse supported.Sen. Joe Gimse should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Joe Gimse voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Gimse.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Dan Hall Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Dan Hall (Republican – Burnsville, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Hall voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Hall supported.Sen. Dan Hall should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Dan Hall voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Hall.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator David Hann Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator David Hann (Republican – Eden Prairie, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Hann voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Hann supported.Sen. David Hann should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. David Hann voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Hann.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Gretchen Hoffman Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Gretchen Hoffman (Republican – Vergas, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Hoffman voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Hoffman supported.Sen. Gretchen Hoffman should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Gretchen Hoffman voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Hoffman.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator John Sterling Howe Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator John Sterling Howe (Republican – Red Wing, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Howe voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Howe supported.Sen. John Sterling Howe should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. John Sterling Howe voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Howe.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen (Republican – Alexandria, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Ingebrigtsen voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Ingebrigtsen supported.Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Ingebrigtsen.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Michael J. Jungbauer Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Michael J. Jungbauer (Republican – East Bethel, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Jungbauer voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Jungbauer supported.Sen. Michael J. Jungbauer should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Michael J. Jungbauer voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Jungbauer.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Amy Koch Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Amy Koch (Republican – Buffalo, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Koch voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Koch supported.Sen. Amy Koch should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Amy Koch voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Koch.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Benjamin Kruse Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Benjamin Kruse (Republican – Brooklyn Park, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Kruse voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Kruse supported.Sen. Benjamin Kruse should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Benjamin Kruse voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Kruse.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Ted Lillie Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Ted Lillie (Republican – Lake Elmo, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Lillie voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Lillie supported.Sen. Ted Lillie should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Ted Lillie voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Lillie.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Warren Limmer Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Warren Limmer (Republican – Maple Grove, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Limmer voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Limmer supported.Sen. Warren Limmer should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Warren Limmer voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Limmer.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Doug Magnus Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Doug Magnus (Republican – Slayton, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Magnus voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Magnus supported.Sen. Doug Magnus should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Doug Magnus voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Magnus.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Geoff Michel Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Geoff Michel (Republican – Edina, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Michel voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Michel supported.Sen. Geoff Michel should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Geoff Michel voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Michel.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Jeremy Miller Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Jeremy Miller (Republican – Winona, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Miller voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Miller supported.Sen. Jeremy Miller should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Jeremy Miller voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Miller.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Carla Nelson Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Carla Nelson (Republican – Rochester, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Nelson voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Nelson supported.Sen. Carla Nelson should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Carla Nelson voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Nelson.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Scott Newman Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Scott Newman (Republican – Hutchinson, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Newman voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Newman supported.Sen. Scott Newman should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Scott Newman voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Newman.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Sean R. Nienow Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Sean R. Nienow (Republican – Cambridge, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Nienow voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Nienow supported.Sen. Sean R. Nienow should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Sean R. Nienow voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Nienow.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Gen Olson Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Gen Olson (Republican – Minnetrista, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Olson voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Olson supported.Sen. Gen Olson should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Gen Olson voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Olson.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Julianne E. Ortman Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Julianne E. Ortman (Republican – Chanhassen, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Ortman voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Ortman supported.Sen. Julianne E. Ortman should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Julianne E. Ortman voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Ortman.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Mike Parry Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Mike Parry (Republican – Waseca, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Parry voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Parry supported.Sen. Mike Parry should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Mike Parry voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Parry.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator John Pederson Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator John Pederson (Republican – St. Cloud, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Pederson voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Pederson supported.Sen. John Pederson should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. John Pederson voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Pederson.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Claire A. Robling Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Claire A. Robling (Republican – Jordan, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Robling voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Robling supported.Sen. Claire A. Robling should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Claire A. Robling voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Robling.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Julie A. Rosen Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Julie A. Rosen (Republican – Fairmont, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Rosen voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Rosen supported.Sen. Julie A. Rosen should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Julie A. Rosen voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Rosen.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator David H. Senjem Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator David H. Senjem (Republican – Rochester, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Senjem voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Senjem supported.Sen. David H. Senjem should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. David H. Senjem voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Senjem.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator LeRoy A. Stumpf Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator LeRoy A. Stumpf (DFL – Plummer, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Stumpf voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Stumpf supported.Sen. LeRoy A. Stumpf should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. LeRoy A. Stumpf voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Stumpf.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Dave Thompson Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Dave Thompson (Republican – Lakeville, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Thompson voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Thompson supported.Sen. Dave Thompson should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Dave Thompson voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Thompson.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Ray Vandeveer Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Ray Vandeveer (Republican – Forest Lake, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Vandeveer voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Vandeveer supported.Sen. Ray Vandeveer should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Ray Vandeveer voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Vandeveer.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Senator Pam Wolf Votes in Favor of Discrimation

Did you know that Minnesota State Senator Pam Wolf (Republican – Spring Lake Park, MN) voted in favor of a bill that discriminates against our fellow Minnesotans? That’s not a very Minnesotan thing to do.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the bill Sen. Wolf voted for puts discriminating against gay Minnesotans up for a vote in the fall 2012 election. This would actually change the Minnesota State Constitution to discriminate against fellow Minnesotans. It’s a hateful bill that Senator Wolf supported.Sen. Pam Wolf should have been smart enough to realize that it’s a VERY BAD IDEA to allow people in the majority (straight Minnesotans, in this case) to pick and choose which rights (marriage, in this case) people in the minority (gay Minnesotans) are eligible for. Unfortunately, Sen. Pam Wolf voted in favor of hate and discrimination over love and inclusiveness.

Minnesotans deserve better than Senator Wolf.

For a vision of what Minnesota looks like at its inclusive best rather than hateful worst watch this video.

Minnesotans at Their Best

We are better when we respect and unite around love and peace rather than divide through hate.

20 thoughts on “Minnesota’s Anti-Gay Senators”

  1. Thank you for compiling this, Ed. If these DBs are going to push their discriminatory agenda here, let’s at least get the word out and let nature take its course.

  2. @Rat, one of rural and exurban Minnesota’s greatest exports is smart young gay people to the Twin Cities. If they don’t want them, we’ll take em. But, if the whole state becomes as hateful and unwelcoming as those parts of the state, we may lose some of are smartest young people to states that respect fellow humans. It’s hateful and bad business.

  3. I can’t predict how the vote will go, and have but a passing interest. You seem a bit resigned the amendment’s passage. Why the lack of faith?

  4. I actually heard from a friend today that a couple they know who are very successful and very talented moved to California in 2008 during the time when gay marriage was legalized in that state. I was surprised by this. They had a very nice life here and great careers. I hadn’t seen these guys since 2005 and as I wasn’t close with them myself (knew them through our mutual friend) did not realized they were gone. Their reasoning was that as they are getting older (they’re probably in their late 50’s), they felt that it was too much of a liability to remain in a state where they didn’t have legal protections.

  5. @Rat, every state that has put this on the ballot has gone through a hateful, divisive fight, and ended up passing this type of horrendous legislation. A growing portion of the electorate now believes that gay people deserve the same rights as the rest of humanity, but that portion is not yet the majority. To me, this would be like asking Alabama to vote on civil rights for black people in the 60’s.

    But, the real point here is that a majority should not decide which civil rights a minority is eligible for.

  6. Well, in Alabama in the 60s, African-Americans had dogs and fire hoses turned on them. Comparing a gay marriage amendment to the Civil Rights struggle is a tough sell, especially for African-Americans given the voting history by them on it. Any gay people getting lynched? Not the same urgency, Ed.

  7. @Rat, it sounds like your bar for civil rights violations are a lot higher than my own. Would you also suggest that giving women the right to vote wasn’t urgent because fire hoses weren’t used against them? It’s as if civil rights are too civil for you to comprehend.

    @MeganG, straight, gay, or something in between. They are people who’ve chosen to push others down in order to raise themselves up. It’s pathetic.

  8. I hope my sarcasm font came through loud and clear.

    My point is why are a bunch of straight people trying to infringe on rights of gay people.

    Sexual orientation is a protected class in Minnesota. As is religion. (and 11 other protected classes)

    Sooo…. will a bunch of Christians push through constitutional amendments about Jewish people not being allowed to marry. Or not being allowed to worship?

    Are we now ranking the protected classes? Are some more protected than others?

  9. @ MeganG, agreed. I haven’t verified it, but I think it’s safe to assume that they are all publicly straight. Where they personally fall sexually isn’t as important as what they gain from discriminating against others. Exhibit A: Larry Craig.

  10. Recently Sen. Gazelka appeared on the Bradlee Dean radio show to discuss this “marriage amendment”.

    http://minnesotaindependent.com/81034/sen-gazelka-to-bradlee-dean-gay-marriage-ban-supporters-arent-bigots

    Keep in mind, this is the same Bradlee Dean who in the past has made comments justifying the execution of gays. And the good Senator wants to be in relationship with such a bigot – why?? Does he have opinions in common with Dean he’s not telling us about?

  11. Besides hateful and divisive, the people behind this mischief are scheming heartless conscience-deprived bastards. There is no purpose to their consuming time on this but to polarize a state in hopes of getting better bigot-voter 2012 turnouts by doing this. It is a crass and cheap way to run anybody’s GOTV effort. Each of those adding their name to such tactics should be keelhauled. It is reflected in the absolute nastiness shown the handful of past Republican officials who banded in favor of the IP candidate, himself a past Republican. It was the same flavor of “statesmanship” shown agains the six Republicans voting to override the one Pawlenty veto. It is the spirit of nastiness that Pawlenty embodies and tries to advance on a national stage. Never mind Bachmann, who is that way and crazy too.

  12. Rat –

    Are you serious? “Are any gay people getting lynched?” Have you heard the story of Matthew Shepherd, the gay kid in Wyoming who was beaten, tied to a fence post and left to die in agony? Have you read about the Stonewall Riots? Have you met any Transgendered people and talked with them about the harassment they encounter on a daily basis? Here in Minnesota, there has been a recent spate of gay kids committing suicide due to bullying and harassment. I wish that we lived in a world where people weren’t being threatened, harassed, beaten and killed or driven to suicide or depression over their sexual orientation. Sadly, it happens every single day. Have you read about the bill that they tried to pass in Uganda at the urging of some American Evangelical “Christians” that would make homosexuality punishable by DEATH? Even though that bill failed to pass in Uganda, there have been instances there of people taking the law into their own hands. How much violence do you need to see perpetrated against innocent people before you’re willing to grant them basic civil rights equal to your own? And why do YOU get to decide? Who decided you were worthy of civil rights? Nobody asked me to vote on your marriage, Rat.

    And even if there was NO VIOLENCE AT ALL (I wish that were so!), that’s no reason to deny civil rights to anyone.

    If that’s seriously the premise of your argument, how many lynchings would it take for you to reconsider your position? 4? 6? 100? 10,000? Isn’t one too many? I think so. Honestly, I find it too depressing to troll through the archives to cite the actual numbers on violence and hate crimes against gay people, but I suggest that you should do some more research on the matter. Google and read about Matthew Shepherd, and go from there. You’ll see. It’s all here on the Internet. I think once you realize that you’re talking about real people who could be your sons, daughters, friends, family, or neighbors, you’ll change your tune.

  13. Well, I recall someone was caught, convicted and went to jail over the Matthew Shepherd incident. I daresay many African-Americans did not receive that kind of justice. I haven’t stated a “position” on anything here. All your instances, while unfortunate really have nothing to do with the discussion on the referendum on the amendment. It’s a safe bet I’ll vote against it, if you really want to know some kind of “position” I’m taking. Alabama in the ’60 was a tinderbox of violence and resentment, with regular riots. Which is why didn’t find Ed’s comparison that realistic.

  14. you people seem to forget when the family unit breaks down so goes society and the left for over a hundred years now have been working hard on destroying the family unit with not making men being responsible for their children and women having to be both father and mother to their kids and having to lower themselves to going on welfare just to get the job done that our american men should be doing if they are real men. and so no men around our boys are being raised like girls and our girls are so hard nosed now no wonder girls and boys don’t know what they should or should not be this gay stuff just goes so much deeper than you were born with it and some scientist are now saying they found out your not born gay so then it must be a choice when you turn from something and choose to go toward something it is a choice so say the scientist findings because they can not find a gay gene in dnas so its anyones guess i have a daughter whom is living gay! so what!! i still love her and want her happiness with whomever when god judges us that will be between god and her i am not her judge god is as we will all be judged good , bad, or indifference according how we love one another and i believe that is the key to life is love. so love thy neighbor as you would love yourselves and respect each others choices and don’t put demands on people and we will all do ourselves a great service if we just all follow gods ten commandments simple thats all the laws we need

  15. @peggy, two movies that may interest you (both available through Netflix on DVD) are For the Bible Tells Me So, which looks at the challenges faced by strong believers with gay children. And Religulous, which looks at the history of religions around the world, what they have in common, and the good and bad that comes from religious beliefs.

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