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Candidate Positions on Same-sex marriage

The following positions reflect those used for each candidate in the Select A Candidate survey. They come from the candidates; public statements, Web sites, and responses to Minnesota Public Radio questionnaires. In some cases, candidiates have failed to respond to inquiries, and their position is noted as "No known opinion."

Question: Do you favor or oppose a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman?
Ed MatthewsEd Matthews ANSWER OPTION: I favor such an amendment and do not think same-sex couples should be allowed to marrry.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: According to a VoteSmart.org Political Courage Test. (More Info)

Betty McCollumBetty McCollum ANSWER OPTION: I oppose such an amendment and also oppose an amendment banning same-sex marriage.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: McCollum voted NO on both pieces of legislation proposed to Congress on these issues. (More Info)