The campaign to amend the Minnesota constitution to protect
traditional marriage is going to be a close call. At the same time,
a recent poll shows that the race to overturn homosexual "marriage"
in Maryland is heating up.
A Star Tribune Minnesota Poll
shows 47-48% of likely voters are in favor of the amendment, which
would lock into the constitution the definition of marriage as
between one man and one woman. However, Chuck Darrell with Minnesota for Marriage tells OneNewsNow the
campaign is not over yet.
"So we're thinking that we're going to win, but it depends on
how hard we work to get out the vote," he says, "If we execute our
plan, then we should see positive results."
At the same time, Darrell stresses it is critical that
supporters of traditional values show up at the polls on
"And it's also important to understand and let everybody know
that if you leave the ballot blank, it will be counted as a no
vote," he cautions. "Now that's just Minnesota law; all amendments
are treated that way. But don't be fooled into thinking you can
just sort of skip it if you're a little bit undecided or whatever.
That will be counted as a no vote."
If the proposed amendment does not pass, the marriage advocate
believes the state will be left vulnerable to activist judges and
liberal lawmakers who want to redefine marriage.
Meanwhile, in Maryland, lawmakers legalized homosexual marriage,
but the law is on the verge of being overturned because of a
successful petition drive to put it on Tuesday's ballot. A month
ago, a poll by the Baltimore Sun showed support for
homosexual marriage ahead, but now the National Organization for
Marriage says traditional marriage currently leads by one
Derek McCoy of the Maryland Marriage Alliance tells OneNewsNow
their staff is working down to the wire to make sure the amendment
"[We are] making sure that we get
people out on Tuesday to the election and make sure they know how
to vote," he says. "We've gotten so many people saying, 'How do I
vote to uphold marriage?' And we just tell them vote against the
referred law, against the referred law on Question 6 -- so it's
vote against Question 6."
McCoy is hopeful pastors will make their voices heard Sunday,
their last chance before Election Day.
"This is about the fundamental redefinition of marriage. This
isn't about anything else," he emphasizes. "This isn't about
equality or civil rights or anything like that, but this is about
the fundamental definition of marriage and it being redefined in
McCoy stresses people need to understand the far-reaching impact
that legalizing homosexual marriage would have on businesses,
daycare centers, religious organizations, and public schools.