Mark Dayton on Gay Marriage

Last Updated : Sep 10, 2010

Summary

Senator Dayton supports same-sex marriage and has stated that it is unchristian to oppose such a measure. While in office, he voted against efforts to establish a constitutional amendment defining marriage.

 

Opposition to Gay Marriage is Un-Christian

 

 

Campaign Website Statements

I support full marriage equality with full benefits. All Minnesotans should have the right to legally marry the person they love.

 

It is long overdue. I support adding an Equal Rights Amendment to the Minnesota Constitution. As Governor, I will do everything I can to help pass that amendment.

Voting Record

2006 Constitutional Amendment

In 2006 the Senate voted on adding a constitutional amendment which defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman, and ensured to no state would be capable of conferring marital status on a union other than a man or a woman. Mark Dayton voted against the 2006 amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

Mark Dayton voted against the 2006 amendment to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

2004 Constitutional Amendment

In 2004 the Senate voted on adding a constitutional amendment which defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman, and ensured to no state would be capable of conferring marital status on a union other than a man or a woman. Mark Dayton voted against the 2004 amendment to define marriage as one man and one woman.

Mark Dayton voted against the 2004 amendment to define marriage as one man and one woman.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-109; Bill Number-S 3955; Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2006 - Cosponsor

Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act of 2006

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