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Definition of marriage amendment

HF 0006 is A bill proposing an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution recognizing as marriage only a union between one man and one woman.

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Amendment supporters targeting politicians opposed to same-sex ban (03/17/2005)
House approves marriage definition bill (03/31/2005)
Attempt to dislodge stalled same-sex marriage bill fails in Senate (04/07/2005)

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Vote to bring issue to Senate floor
April 7, 2005 (HF0006)

The Minnesota Senate has rejected an attempt to force a vote on a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. The Senate voted 36-30 against a request by Republican Sen. Michelle Bachmann of Stillwater to bypass the usual committee process and bring her bill directly to the floor.

Result: Rejected

Legislator Party District Vote
Ellen R. Anderson DFL 66 AGAINST
Michele M. Bachmann Republican 52 FOR
Thomas M. Bakk DFL 06 AGAINST
William V. Belanger Republican 40 FOR
Linda Berglin DFL 61 AGAINST
Don Betzold DFL 51 AGAINST
Satveer Chaudhary DFL 50 AGAINST
Richard J. Cohen DFL 64 AGAINST
Dick Day Republican 26 FOR
D. Scott Dibble DFL 60 AGAINST
Steve Dille Republican 18 FOR
Michelle L. Fischbach Republican 14 FOR
Leo T. Foley DFL 47 AGAINST
Dennis R. Frederickson Republican 21 FOR
David Gaither Republican 43 FOR
Chris Gerlach Republican 37 FOR
David Hann Republican 42 FOR
Linda Higgins DFL 58 AGAINST
John C. Hottinger DFL 23 AGAINST
Dean E. Johnson DFL 13 AGAINST
Debbie J. Johnson Republican 49 FOR
Michael J. Jungbauer Republican 48 FOR
Steve Kelley DFL 44 AGAINST
Bob Kierlin Republican 31 FOR
Sheila M. Kiscaden DFL 30 AGAINST
Dave Kleis Republican 15 FOR
Paul E. Koering Republican 12 AGAINST
Gary W. Kubly DFL 20 AGAINST
Keith Langseth DFL 09 AGAINST
Cal Larson Republican 10 FOR
Brian LeClair Republican 56 FOR
Warren Limmer Republican 32 FOR
Becky Lourey DFL 08 AGAINST
Sharon Marko DFL 57 AGAINST
John Marty DFL 54 AGAINST
Mike McGinn Republican 38 FOR
James P. Metzen DFL 39 AGAINST
Geoff Michel Republican 41 FOR
Mee Moua DFL 67 AGAINST
Steve Murphy DFL 28 AGAINST
Thomas M. Neuville Republican 25 FOR
Sean R. Nienow Republican 17 FOR
Gen Olson Republican 33 FOR
Julianne E. Ortman Republican 34 FOR
Mark Ourada Republican 19 FOR
Sandra L. Pappas DFL 65 AGAINST
Pat Pariseau Republican 36 FOR
Lawrence J. Pogemiller DFL 59 AGAINST
Yvonne Prettner Solon DFL 07 AGAINST
Jane B. Ranum DFL 63 AGAINST
Mady Reiter Republican 53 FOR
Ann H. Rest DFL 45 AGAINST
Claire A. Robling Republican 35 FOR
Julie A. Rosen Republican 24 FOR
Carrie L. Ruud Republican 04 FOR
Dallas C. Sams DFL 11 AGAINST
Tom Saxhaug DFL 03 AGAINST
Linda Scheid DFL 46 AGAINST
David H. Senjem Republican 29 FOR
Rod Skoe DFL 02 AGAINST
Wesley J. Skoglund DFL 62 AGAINST
Dan Sparks DFL 27 AGAINST
LeRoy A. Stumpf DFL 01 AGAINST
David J. Tomassoni DFL 05 AGAINST
Betsy L. Wergin Republican 16 FOR
Charles W. Wiger DFL 55 AGAINST

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Attempt to dislodge stalled same-sex marriage bill fails in Senate (04/07/2005)

House approves marriage definition bill
March 31, 2005 (HF0006)

The Minnesota House has agreed to put a ban on same-sex marriages to voters next year. If the Senate concurs, Minnesotans would face a ballot question to restrict marriage to relationships between one man and one woman. Supporters of the measure argue such a constitutional change would preserve the traditional notion of marriage. Opponents say it's discriminatory and unnecessary.

Result: Passed

Legislator Party District Vote
Jim Abeler Republican 48B FOR
Bruce Anderson Republican 19A FOR
Irv Anderson DFL 03A AGAINST
Joe Atkins DFL 39B AGAINST
Michael Beard Republican 35A FOR
Connie Bernardy DFL 51B AGAINST
Greg Blaine Republican 12B FOR
Fran Bradley Republican 29B FOR
Laura Brod Republican 25A FOR
Mark Buesgens Republican 35B FOR
Lyndon Carlson DFL 45B AGAINST
Mike Charron Republican 56A FOR
Karen Clark DFL 61A AGAINST
Tony Cornish Republican 24B FOR
Ray Cox Republican 25B AGAINST
Lloyd Cybart Republican 37A FOR
Gregory M. Davids Republican 31B FOR
Jim Davnie DFL 62A AGAINST
Chris DeLaForest Republican 49A FOR
Matt Dean Republican 52B FOR
Randy Demmer Republican 29A FOR
Jerry Dempsey Republican 28A FOR
David Dill DFL 06A FOR
Denise Dittrich DFL 47A FOR
Dan Dorman Republican 27A FOR
John Dorn DFL 23B AGAINST
Rob Eastlund Republican 17A FOR
Kent Eken DFL 02A FOR
Keith Ellison DFL 58B AGAINST
Tom Emmer Republican 19B FOR
Matt Entenza DFL 64A AGAINST
Ron Erhardt Republican 41A AGAINST
Sondra Erickson Republican 16A FOR
Brad Finstad Republican 21B FOR
Patti Fritz DFL 26B FOR
Pat Garofalo Republican 36B FOR
Paul Gazelka Republican 12A FOR
Barbara Goodwin DFL 50A AGAINST
Mindy Greiling DFL 54A AGAINST
Bob Gunther Republican 24A FOR
Tom Hackbarth Republican 48A FOR
Rod Hamilton Republican 22B FOR
Rick Hansen DFL 39A AGAINST
Alice Hausman DFL 66B AGAINST
Bud Heidgerken Republican 13A FOR
Debra Hilstrom DFL 46B AGAINST
Bill Hilty DFL 08A AGAINST
Mary Liz Holberg Republican 36A FOR
Joe Hoppe Republican 34B FOR
Frank Hornstein DFL 60B AGAINST
Melissa Hortman DFL 47B AGAINST
Larry Hosch DFL 14B FOR
Larry Howes Republican 04B FOR
Thomas Huntley DFL 07A AGAINST
Mike Jaros DFL 07B AGAINST
Jeff Johnson Republican 43A FOR
Ruth Johnson DFL 23A AGAINST
Sheldon Johnson DFL 67B AGAINST
Al Juhnke DFL 13B FOR
Phyllis Kahn DFL 59B AGAINST
Margaret Anderson Kelliher DFL 60A AGAINST
Karen Klinzing Republican 56B FOR
Jim Knoblach Republican 15A FOR
Lyle Koenen DFL 20B FOR
Paul Kohls Republican 34A FOR
Philip Krinkie Republican 53A FOR
Morrie Lanning Republican 09A FOR
Dan Larson DFL 63B AGAINST
Ron Latz DFL 44B AGAINST
Ann Lenczewski DFL 40B AGAINST
John Lesch DFL 66A AGAINST
Tina Liebling DFL 30A AGAINST
Bernard Lieder DFL 01B FOR
Leon Lillie DFL 55A AGAINST
Diane Loeffler DFL 59A AGAINST
Doug Magnus Republican 22A FOR
Tim Mahoney DFL 67A AGAINST
Carlos Mariani DFL 65B AGAINST
Paul Marquart DFL 09B FOR
Denny McNamara Republican 57B FOR
Doug Meslow Republican 53B AGAINST
Frank Moe DFL 04A AGAINST
Joe Mullery DFL 58A AGAINST
Mary Murphy DFL 06B AGAINST
Michael Nelson DFL 46A AGAINST
Peter Nelson Republican 17B FOR
Scott Newman Republican 18A FOR
Bud Nornes Republican 10A FOR
Mark Olson Republican 16B FOR
Joe Opatz DFL 15B AGAINST
Mary Ellen Otremba DFL 11B FOR
Dennis Ozment Republican 37B FOR
Erik Paulsen Republican 42B FOR
Michael Paymar DFL 64B AGAINST
Gene Pelowski, Jr. DFL 31A FOR
Maxine Penas Republican 01A FOR
Joyce Peppin Republican 32A FOR
Aaron Peterson DFL 20A FOR
Neil W. Peterson Republican 41B FOR
Sandra Peterson DFL 45A AGAINST
Jeanne Poppe DFL 27B AGAINST
Duke Powell Republican 40A FOR
Tom Rukavina DFL 05A AGAINST
Connie Ruth Republican 26A FOR
Maria Ruud DFL 42A AGAINST
Brita Sailer DFL 02B AGAINST
Char Samuelson Republican 50B FOR
Bev Scalze DFL 54B FOR
Marty Seifert Republican 21A FOR
Anthony Sertich DFL 05B AGAINST
Dan Severson Republican 14A FOR
Katie Sieben DFL 57A AGAINST
Steve Simon DFL 44A AGAINST
Dean Simpson Republican 10B FOR
Nora Slawik DFL 55B AGAINST
Steve Smith Republican 33A FOR
Judy Soderstrom Republican 08B FOR
Loren Solberg DFL 03B AGAINST
Steve Sviggum Republican 28B FOR
Barb Sykora Republican 33B FOR
Cy Thao DFL 65A AGAINST
Paul Thissen DFL 63A AGAINST
Kathy Tingelstad Republican 49B FOR
Dean Urdahl Republican 18B FOR
Ray Vandeveer Republican 52A FOR
Jean Wagenius DFL 62B AGAINST
Neva Walker DFL 61B AGAINST
Lynn Wardlow Republican 38B FOR
Andy Welti DFL 30B AGAINST
Andrew Westerberg Republican 51A FOR
Torrey Westrom Republican 11A FOR
Tim Wilkin Republican 38A FOR
Kurt Zellers Republican 32B FOR

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House approves marriage definition bill (03/31/2005)

House Ways and Means Committee vote
March 22, 2005 (HF0006)

The House Ways and Means Committee approved the bill calling for a constitutional amendment on the definition of marriage on a voice vote. No record of individual votes was taken. In passing the legislation, the committee added an amendment stating that "the state and its political subdivisions shall not create or recognize a legal status similar to marriage."

Result: Passed

Legislator Party District Vote
Jim Abeler Republican 48B FOR
Mindy Greiling DFL 54A AGAINST
Bill Hilty DFL 08A AGAINST
Jim Knoblach Republican 15A FOR
Mary Ellen Otremba DFL 11B FOR
Neva Walker DFL 61B AGAINST
The House Civil Law and Elections Committee vote
March 18, 2005 (HF0006)

The House Civil Law and Elections Committee approved the bill on a party-line vote during a hearing in Grand Rapids.

Result: Passed

Legislator Party District Vote
Laura Brod Republican 25A FOR
Chris DeLaForest Republican 49A FOR
Matt Dean Republican 52B FOR
Keith Ellison DFL 58B AGAINST
Tom Emmer Republican 19B FOR
Bill Hilty DFL 08A AGAINST
Jeff Johnson Republican 43A FOR
John Lesch DFL 66A AGAINST
Peter Nelson Republican 17B FOR
Steve Simon DFL 44A AGAINST
Nora Slawik DFL 55B AGAINST
Torrey Westrom Republican 11A FOR