Minnesota is one of the four marriage battleground states this election, and Minnesota Senator Al Franken and his wife, Franni, have recorded a new video encouraging his constituents to voters against the Land of 10,000 Lakes’ proposed marriage equality ban.

It’s part of Minnesotans United for All Families‘ “Real Minnesotans Voting No” campaign featuring actual couples sharing their stories. Above, we learn about the Frankens first meeting in 1969, and why they support marriage equality: “Love is love, and commitment is commitment is commitment, and marriage is marriage. Nobody owns it, it shouldn’t be taken away from you,” said Franni Franken in the video. “This amendment is just not Minnesotan.” Adds Al, “I believe that it’s time that all people who love each other be able to be married.”

A recent poll found that 49% of those ask were opposed to the amendment to ban same-sex marriage while 46% supported it and 5% were undecided.

There have been complaints about marriage-equality ads that don’t feature LGBT people, but we’ve got to use the tools that will work, and if straight Minnesota voters are more open to the words of other straight Minnesotans, then so be it.

Or maybe not—speak your mind in the comments section below.



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