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Gay marriage amendment appears headed for ballot
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By Reuters Staff. Reuters - Ballot initiatives allow voters to directly decide whether to change state laws or amend state constitutions. The proposals are placed on the ballots in presidential or congressional election years. Gay rights activists immediately filed legal challenges. Voters in Florida and Arizona also passed gay marriage bans. The measure was seen as a salvo against same-sex marriage and gay couples.
St Pete Times headline: Gay marriage on ballot
Minnesota Amendment 1 also called Minnesota Marriage Amendment  or Minnesota Gay Marriage Amendment  was a legislatively referred constitutional amendment proposed to ban marriage between same-sex couples in the state of Minnesota , that appeared on the ballot on November 6, It was rejected by On May 11, , the Minnesota Senate passed a bill to place a proposed amendment to the state constitution on the ballot that would ban same-sex marriage.
Proponents of the ban are heartened by polls showing that the amendment has a good chance of getting the 60 percent of votes necessary for passage. A constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Florida is closing in on a spot on the ballot, triggering a political battle that could sway voters in a presidential year. Florida4Marriage, the group pushing the amendment, has , signatures and needs only 13, more to put it before voters. Writing that into the state constitution would prevent state judges from overturning the law to allow gay marriage, as the state Supreme Court did in Massachusetts.