The marriage equality advocacy group, Minnesota United, is pivoting to become a political action committee, with a mission to help protect politicians who voted for the bill in the next election. CBS reports:
With gay marriage soon to be the law of Minnesota, the political group that led the push to pass it will live on as a political action committee to help legislators who voted for it. Minnesotans United announced its next step Wednesday. A day earlier, Gov. Mark Dayton signed the legislation to extend civil marriage rights to same-sex couples beginning Aug. 1.
PolicyMic says the bill’s passage is Senator Michelle Bachmann’s failure:
As a Minnesota state senator, Bachmann attempted to fast track a bill containing a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage through the state senate. The bill died in committee. Bachmann once remarked, “Every American citizen has the right to avail themselves to marriage but they have to follow what the laws are. And the laws are you marry a person of the opposite sex.” Now that her efforts have failed, the LGBT community in Minnesota will turn its attention to the U.S. Supreme Court.
That such a bill could pass now in Bachmann’s home state speaks volumes. Let’s work to keep these legislators in office.