Still struggling: Cheyenne Bishop reflects on her vote

Anna Weggel
Analyst
Public Insight Network

A year ago, Cheyenne Bishop, then a sophomore at the University of Minnesota, wasn’t sure how she would vote on Election Day. In Minnesota on Nov. 6, voters were asked if the state’s constitution should be amended to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Cheyenne struggled with how she might address the question.

We first introduced you to Cheyenne Bishop last year. Then, she felt as though she was being pulled between her beliefs (she’s Mormon) and wanting a cousin, who identifies as bisexual, to be able to have the same rights as others who wish to marry.

She voted against Minnesota’s marriage amendment last week, but says she isn’t sure that she made the right decision. Here, she reflects on her vote and what it means.

 


 

 

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Anna Weggel Analyst
Public Insight Network

Anna Weggel is a Public Insight Analyst, which means she spends her time crafting questions about upcoming story topics to send to sources in the Public Insight Network and then produces web, audio and video content featuring those sources.

Before finding her home at APM in 2008, Anna received her B.A. in journalism, was the editor in chief of The Minnesota Daily, and internship hopped through Mother Jones, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Pioneer Press, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, and the Downtown Journal. Anna's non-work life is held hostage by the stage -- where she performs improv comedy and shows with her lady bluegrass band.