Minnesota Marriage Amendment Supporters to Sue over Ballot Wording

Supporters of the amendment say that Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie “unlawfully” changed the title of the amendment question.
by | July 9, 2012

Supporters of a constitutional amendment that would limit the legal definition of marriage in Minnesota to heterosexual couples plan to file a lawsuit over the ballot question's wording, reports the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Supporters of the amendment say that Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie “unlawfully” changed the title of the ballot question from “Recognition of marriage solely between one man and one woman” to “Limiting the status of marriage to opposite sex couples,” according to the paper.

Ritchie maintains that he had the right to change the wording of the ballot question because it was vetoed by Gov. Mark Dayton, which, in Ritchie’s view, negates the wording of the question but not the question itself, reports the Star-Tribune.

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