Minnesota Supreme Court Rules Against New Marriage Ballot Language

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled today that Secretary of State Mark Ritchie “exceeded his authority” when he provided different language for the marriage inequality amendment than what was passed by the legislature. As a result, the amendment’s original language will appear on the ballot, characterizing the constitutional ban on same-sex marriage as “Recognition of Marriage Solely Between One Man and One Woman,” instead of “Limiting the Status of Marriage to Opposite Sex Couples.”