The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org
Monday, November 22, 2004
Minnesota GOP insiders tell me there is a split within state GOP leadership regarding a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Conservatives believe that a real GOP push would have led to the ban on the ballot and led Bush to a Minnesota victory. Moderates believe that Bush lost Minnesota because he was too conservative and not compassionate enough. GOP leaders in the Senate, House and Party will look to Governor to take lead. Will the 2005 state legislative session pass a ban on public smoking in bars but not a ban on gay marriage? Only time will tell.