Elections are days away; and a lot is at stake. The two constitutional amendments on the ballot this November are clear in their intent to disenfranchise and discriminate against segments of our population. Shades of Yellow (SOY) is a St. Paul-based GLBTQ advocacy organization that has been campaigning for the past year to defeat the marriage amendment. In this show, Bruce Thao and Nhia Vang talk about SOY’s decision to take on marriage equality as a platform to advocate for other issues like poverty and family acceptance, affecting the Hmong and Southeast Asian GLBTQ community. [Audio below]
SOY is curating stories on why the marriage amendment is such a personal affront on the freedoms and rights of so many Americans. You can find those stories here.
The amendment reads: “Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as marriage in Minnesota?” Voting NO will not legalize same sex marriage, but like many discrimination laws of years past, it will single out and discriminate Minnesota’s GLBTQ community.
- Shades of Yellow on Facebook, Twitter and website.
- Minnesotans United for All Families, a coalition of organizations working to defeat the marriage amendment, has a fact checker that debunks the contents in the campaign commercials with misleading information, basically lies, on what would happen if the marriage passes.