by Briana Bierschbach
Published: July 10, 2013
Tags: Branden Petersen, Chris Coleman, Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities, Cristine Almeida, defense of marriage act, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Freedom to Marry, gay marriage, Kristen McMullen, Marc Solomon, Mark Dayton, Metro Cities, Minnesota Legislature, minnesotans united for all families, MN United PAC, Richard Carlbom, Sarah Erickson, St. John’s University, Tim Walz, U.S. Supreme Court, United Strategies
Richard Carlbom, chief strategist in Minnesota the gay marriage push, will head a state-by-state campaign.
Carlbom has been hired by national gay rights advocacy group Freedom to Marry as director of campaigns in 37 states to legalize gay marriage. Freedom to Marry, which donated more than $2 million to Minnesota during its gay marriage battle, is turning its attention to individual states after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) last month.
by Paul Demko
Published: September 30, 2011
Tags: Bob Emrich, Brian Brown, Chuck Darrell, Freedom to Marry, gay marriage, Jason Adkins, Jesse Connolly, John Helmberger, Marc Solomon, minnesota catholic conference, National Organization for Marriage, Paul Gazelka, Schubert Flint
Voters in 31 states have considered whether to prohibit same-sex marriage either through statute or constitutional amendment. In every single instance, voters backed initiatives to reserve the right to marry strictly to a man and a woman.