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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?
Michele M. BachmannMichele M. Bachmann ANSWER OPTION: I will continue to support traditional marriage as a union between a man and woman.

El TinklenbergEl Tinklenberg ANSWER OPTION: No. Civil unions should be available for all couples regardless of sexual orientation. The decision on how and when to bless these relationships should belong to the couple and their faith community.