Young Republicans Join Effort Against Minnesota Gay Marriage Ban
According to Politics in Minnesota, Minnesotans United for All Families, the coalition of groups working to defeat passage of the amendment in November, is looking to young Republicans to help achieve that goal.
A recent event sponsored by the group which featured GOP Reps. John Kriesel and Tim Kelly drew roughly 50 people. Among the organizers was Madeline Koch, who worked for former U.S. Senator Norm Coleman.
Video of Koch’s testimony before a Minnesota Senate committee hearing considering the ban went viral earlier this year.
In her testimony, Koch, 24, said the amendment would take the GOP in the wrong direction.
“I don’t believe that equal rights for same-sex couples - or anyone - is a partisan issue.”
“The need for equality and the full acceptance of GLBT people is something Minnesota’s next generation of leaders has already embraced,” Koch told senators.