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The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously against a proposed state constitutional amendment to ban marriage for same-sex couples in Minnesota. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will sign the measure, which also urges state residents to vote against the amendment in November. “We took this step because it is critical that every person in Minneapolis can make a commitment to the person they love,” said Mayor R.T. Rybak. “Minneapolis has a history of embracing diversity, and we’re a stronger community for it,” said Council Member Elizabeth Glidden.
According to results of the Minnesota House of Representatives State Fair Poll, visitors to the Fair support marriage equality. About 66.5 percent of those surveyed voted against an amendment that will appear on the 2012 ballot. It would define marriage as "only a union of one man and one woman". About 30 percent voted yes. A record number of fairgoers were surveyed. The results are very surprising when one considers the conservative demographic of most fairgoers.