Minnesota, USA: Recall Attempts Over Marriage Equality Bill Rejected

Written by scott on May 20th, 2013

Minnesota mapSome fresh marriage equality news out of Minnesota today. The Chief Justice has thrown out a couple of attempted recalls against DFLers who voted for the marriage equality bill. TwinCities.com reports:

On the last day of the legislative session, the chief justice of the state Supreme Court has thrown out recall petitions filed against two DFL House members over their support for legalizing gay marriage. Chief Justice Lorie Gildea on Monday, May 20, dismissed the proposed petitions against Reps. Joe Radinovich of Crosby and John Ward of Baxter “for failure to allege specific facts that, if proven, would constitute grounds for recall.” Minnesota law sets a high bar for recalling elected officials.

Designer Isaac Mizrahi is thrilled that the bill passed. On Top Magazine reports:

During an appearance on HuffPost Live, Mizrahi gave Minnesota a big cheer and said that gay people need to be vocal about their rights. “You do have to be vocal about these things,” he said. “You have to keep talking about it. I am at this point where I’m proud to come out and fight that good fight. I’m not defensive anymore, I’m proactive about it.”

 

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