Minnesota law requires the secretary of state pick an "appropriate title" for all ballot measures, and current Secretary Mark Ritchie certainly did just that when mulling the name of a measure that would constitutionally define marriage as being between one man and one woman.
The Pioneer Press reports:
Ritchie wants the ballot measure, which will define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, to be titled: “Limiting the Status of Marriage to Opposite Sex Couples.”
He sent his recommendation to Attorney General Lori Swanson on June 15. State law requires the secretary of state to provide “an appropriate title” for each ballot question.
The proposed marriage amendment is one of two slated for the Nov. 6 ballot. The second question asks voters whether to amend the state’s constitution to require voters to show ID at the polls.
No word on what that ID measure will be called, but surely Democrat Ritchie can think up something.