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State of Minnesota urges Court to Dismiss Pro-Gay Marriage Lawsuit

December 16, 2010

The State of Minnesota continues to be the bastion of duplicity…  Once touted as a the most gay friendly state in the Midwest, Minnesota continues to be embroiled in right wing efforts to insure LGBT remain second class citizens.

A district court judge heard oral arguments from the State of Minnesota on Friday urging the court to dismiss a lawsuit by three couples who are suing for the right to marry. Solicitor General Alan Gilbert argued that because the Minnesota

Alan Gilbert

Supreme Court rejected same-sex marriage in 1971, that the matter is already decided and the case should be dropped. Same-sex marriage supporters have argued that cultural and political shifts since the early 1970s have made the issue once again relevant for the state’s court system.

“The institution of marriage as a union of man and woman, uniquely involving the procreation and rearing of children within a family, is as old as the book of Genesis,” wrote the district court in ruling against Baker in 1971. That’s the argument the state of Minnesota hopes will get the case dismissed.

Three same-sex couples, two from Minneapolis and one from Duluth, are hoping that political and cultural shifts since 1971 bode well for their case.

via State of Minnesota tries to dismiss gay marriage lawsuit | Minnesota Independent: News. Politics. Media..

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