The personal stories of Minnesota families illustrate the very real harm that at least 515 Minnesota laws inflict. We hope these stories empower others to talk about their own values and what kind of state they want Minnesota to be. By sharing your story, you can also encourage lawmakers to seek fairness in all Minnesota laws. Project 515 and OutFront Minnesota prepared a story booklet for legislators, documenting the real Minnesota families the constitutional amendment banning marriage for same-sex couples would hurt – you can view it here. See below for more stories of real Minnesotans.
“We are constantly amazed at the hurdles that are placed in the way of couples who do not have the benefit of marriage. I’m not sure we would have the perseverance and patience necessary to continually fight for the most basic rights that are automatically afforded to people with a marriage certificate.” – Janet and David Berry