With Minnesota voters charged with voting for or against , President Obama's Minnesota campaign released a statement opposing the measure Monday, according to an MPR News article.
"While the President does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the record is clear that the President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same sex couples," Kristen Sosanie, spokeswoman for the Obama for America—Minnesota campaign, said in the statement. "That's what the Minnesota ballot initiative would do—it would single out and discriminate against committed gay and lesbian couples—and that's why the President does not support it."
Social issues such as abortion and contreception, along with gay marriage, have been a recurring topic of discussion this election year, especially for Republican presidential candidates who are generally against gay marriage.
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