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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?
David DillonDavid Dillon ANSWER OPTION: I support gay marriage.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: Dillon says he supports gay marriage. (More Info)

Ashwin MadiaAshwin Madia ANSWER OPTION: I support same-sex marriage and full equality under the law.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: I support same-sex marriage and full equality under the law. Civil unions fall short and seem to be a way for politicians to avoid recognizing all people as equal. (More Info)

Erik PaulsenErik Paulsen ANSWER OPTION: I support legislation banning same-sex marriage.
CANDIDATE'S POSITION: As a state legislator, Paulsen supported a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. (More Info)