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It’s about politics, not morality. November 3, 2012

Filed under: glbt,law,marriage,politics — philodaria @ 4:16 pm

Says the one of the strategists who helped put the marriage amendment on the Minnesota ballot this year; the proposed amendment would amend the state constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman.

Brodkorb was former Deputy Chairman of the State Republican Party and top Senate staffer, and says GOP Senators knew a driving force behind the gay marriage amendment wasn’t morality. It was political reality.

Top GOP leaders thought they couldn’t beat incumbent Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar, and Republicans would stay home.

“The belief was, the United States senate race was not going to be close, and that Republicans needed and social conservatives needed a reason to get to the polls in November,” he said.


2 Responses to “It’s about politics, not morality.”

  1. Well, one doesn’t want principles to get in the way of winning, especially not ones about rights, justice, fairness. It we were to do that, we might have to rethink the whole society.

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