Matt Dean on Civil Rights
Voted NO on same-sex marriage with religious exemptions
Legislative Summary:A bill providing for civil marriage between two persons; and providing for exemptions and protections based on religious association. [Exemptions include] provision of goods, services, facilities, or accommodations
directly related to the solemnization of a civil marriage that is in violation of its religious beliefs.
The following prohibitions are removed:
A marriage entered into by persons of the same sex, either under common law or statute, that is recognized by another state or foreign jurisdiction is void in this state and contractual rights granted by virtue of the marriage or its termination are
unenforceable in this state.
Legislative Outcome: Rep. Matt Dean voted NAY; passed House 75-59-0, May 9; passed Senate 37-30-0, May 13; signed by Gov. Dayton, May 14
Source: Minnesota Legislative voting records on HF1054
, May 9, 2013
Constitutional amendment disallowing same-sex marriage
Legislative Summary: Constitutional amendment to recognize marriage solely between one man and one woman
An section shall be added to the Minnesota Constitution article XIII, to read:Legislative Outcome: Sponsored by Rep. Matt Dean; passed House 70-62 on May 21, 2011;
Rep Matt Dean voted YEA; passed Senate 38-27 on May 11, 2011; Gov. Dayton spoke at "Vote No" rallies; "Amendment 1" failed to pass in general election on Nov. 6, 2012 by a vote of 52% to 48%.
Source: BillTrack50 on Minnesota legislative voting records
, May 21, 2011
- Only a union of one man and one woman shall be
valid or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota.
- The proposed amendment must be submitted to the people at the 2012 general election as: "Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid
or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota?"
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