Newspaper article MinnPost.com

DFL Chair Martin Praises Obama's Endorsement of Gay Marriage

Newspaper article MinnPost.com

DFL Chair Martin Praises Obama's Endorsement of Gay Marriage

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Minnesota DFL Chair Ken Martin praised President Obama's announcement of support for gay marriage.

In a statement, Martin said:

"Yesterday was a very proud day on the road toward equal rights for all Americans. I want to thank President Obama for stepping forward in support of marriage equality and affirming what so many of us believe wholeheartedly: that no one, regardless of sexual identity or orientation, should be denied the right to marry the person they love, and that no American should be denied equal protection under law simply because he or she has a same-sex partner.

"The President's words of support arrive at a critical moment in the fight for full equality for LGBT Americans, and they will no doubt have a far-reaching impact. Yet our success on marriage equality will continue to be decided on a state-by-state basis at the ballot box. And as ... results in North Carolina show, we cannot take anything for granted. There is still a great deal of work ahead to make sure the outcome is different in Minnesota this fall. …

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