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Minnesota's Marriage Ban Gets A Name

The Pioneer Press reports:
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has selected a title for the state’s proposed marriage amendment. Ritchie wants the ballot measure, which will define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, to be titled: “Limiting the Status of Marriage to Opposite Sex Couples.” He sent his recommendation to Attorney General Lori Swanson on June 15. State law requires the secretary of state to provide “an appropriate title” for each ballot question.
Ritchie rejected the title proposed by local LGBT activists and the one demanded by the GOP, which was "Recognition of Marriage Solely Between One Man and One Woman." At the moment, I can't find what our side wanted to call it, but I do (so far) like that the official version contains the negative word "limiting." Ritchie, probably not incidentally, is a lifelong Democrat.

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