Maps: Same-sex marriage votes compared

By Justin Heideman
May 9, 2013

In November 2012, Minnesota voters rejected a constitutional amendment that would have defined marriage as only between one man and one woman, which would have blocked a judicial or legislative path for same-sex marriage. At the same time, voters elected a majority DFL legisature, which has now voted on legislation to legalize same-sex marriage. This map compares the will of the voters as seen in November 2012 with how legislators voted in May 2013.

2012 General Election Amendment Districts

2013 Legislative Vote

Voted No on Marriage Amendment (includes blanks)
Voted Yes on Marriage Amendment
Representative voted Yes on legalizing same-sex marriage
Representative voted No on legalizing same-sex marriage

The wording of the constitutional amendment up for a vote in 2012 meant that voting "Yes" was a vote to keep marriage between one man and one woman. The vote by the legislature to legalize same-sex marriage is the opposite; "Yes" votes to legalize same-sex marriage.

Data provided by Minnesota Secretary of State, Minnesota Geographic Information Services.