The campaign to stop an anti-gay Constitutional Amendment in Minnesota is ramping up its intensity, and we’re still months away from Election Day.
Check out this media montage they just released, summarizing the last month-and-a-half of action: Support from General Mills and Reuters, the largest field operation ever held at Pride, hundreds of volunteers and eight headquarters, a press conference with over a hundred religious leaders who oppose the amendment, and 24,000 donors.
And that’s just the past six weeks: In the six-week chunk prior, we saw rallies at the Minnesota State Capitol, adorable lesbians, bustling volunteer banks, pro-equality Republicans and support from Governor Mark Dayton and the Lutherans. Whew again.
But despite all this action, polls are still close: a June survey from Public Policy Polling shows 43% support the amendment, while 49% oppose. Yikes.
We’ve seen this show before, with a close race and a narrow lead that suddenly evaporates when the bad guys start running late-in-the-game ads about how the gays are coming to indoctrinate kids. Will Minnesota be able to diffuse that fear-mongering? We’ll see. For now, we’re not finding anything on their site that addresses the “protect our children” canard.