How does the state of Minnesota feel about same-sex marriage? After voters in Minnesota defeated a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage back in November, surprisingly a majority of Minnesotans remain opposed to changing the law. According to Kare 11 out of Minnesota, a Star Tribune Minnesota Poll shows that 53 percent feel the law banning gay marriage should remain.
The news comes the same day that another Republican leader announced support of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. But despite only 38 percent in favor of overturning the law this year, advocates still feel optimistic as they have picked up a key supporter in Ryan Lyk, who is a Republican Chairman at Minnesota College.
Lyk said in a written statement:
"As a young Republican and a supporter of individual freedom and limited government, I urge Republicans to join me in supporting legislation that will extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples in Minnesota."
Gay and lesbian couples are hopeful that their state can achieve the same success as Maryland, Maine and Washington state. Three states who shared in an Election Day victory for proponents of gay marriage. Minnesota, however, hopes to take that next step in legalizing same-sex marriage as a bill has been introduced at the Capital just last week.