Voters at the Minnesota State Fair weighed in on an upcoming ballot measure to ban same-sex marriage in the state, and voted it down by a big margin, City Pages reports:
The survey captured the feelings of 12,549 Minnesotans — a record number for the volunteer poll, which relies on well-fed people walking up to a booth and requesting to fill out a piece of paper. Minnesota, you never cease to amaze us.
The survey's second question went like this:
2. Should the state constitution be amended to define marriage as "only a union of one man and one woman?" This question will be on the November 2012 ballot.
The answer, by a wide margin, is "No." Actually it was more like "No!"
Some 8,300 people, or 66.5 percent of those surveyed, voted against the exact language that will appear on the 2012 ballot. About 30 percent voted yes, and less than 4 percent had no opinion.
Gay marriage ban voted down at the State Fair [city pages]