Minnesota Campaign To Defeat Anti-Gay Ballot Measure Kicks Off With Family Videos

In the 2012 elections, Minnesota faces a referendum on a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. With the vote so far off, defenders of equality have a very long and expensive campaign to run, and it’s not yet clear whether campaign disclosure laws will be on their side. Minnesota is the first state to face such a referendum since polls consistently showed majority support for marriage equality, so it could well be the first to win that fight.

The Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party is wasting no time in resisting the the discriminatory ballot measure. This week, they’ve released a new video campaign featuring five different Minnesota families who support marriage equality. Some are same-sex families discussing their challenges, while others are families with a gay member showing their support. (The Reitans were also featured in the film, “For The Bible Tells Me So.”) Watch all five below: