State of Minnesota Archives: on Civil Rights

Jim Abeler: No state authorization of same-sex marriage

Jim Abeler voted Nay on passage of HF.1054. Legislative outcome: Bill Passed House, 75-59.

Legislative summary: An act relating to marriage; providing for civil marriage between two persons (replacing the current definition of "a man and a woman"); providing for exemptions and protections based on religious association.

Source: Minnesota House voting records (Votesmart synopses) May 9, 2013

Mark Dayton: Supports federal funding of arts organizations

Arts Funding: Dayton and Gibson voiced their support for federal funding of arts organizations, including public radio. Grams said he is concerned about whether the government should be financing the National Endowment for the Arts, and presently supports funding it at a reduced level.
Source: By Bob Collins, Minnesota Public Radio on-line Nov 6, 2000

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