He never looked back: Bob Mac Murdo explains his vote on marriage amendment

Anna Weggel
Analyst
Public Insight Network

A year ago, Bob Mac Murdo of Minneapolis was in a quandary over how he might vote in 2012 on a proposed amendment to his state’s constitution. On Nov. 6 in Minnesota, voters were asked if the constitution should be amended to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

Mac Murdo felt pulled between his religious, small-town upbringing and his wife’s more progressive views on homosexuality, influenced in part by her many gay friends. In the video on the right, Bob describes his quandary.

When I checked back in with him this week, Bob told me he settled on his vote months ago and never looked back.

Here he is, after Election Day, reflecting on the vote he cast:


 

 

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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.