Video series: Minnesotans share their thoughts on proposed marriage amendment

Anna Weggel
Public Insight Network

In just a few weeks, voters in Minnesota will be asked to decide if the state’s constitution should be amended to say that “only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota.” Maine, Maryland and Washington also have marriage questions on their ballots this year.

Last summer, we talked to 18 Minnesotans from the Public Insight Network about their thoughts on the proposed amendment. We asked them to hold a sign declaring their intended vote (in Minnesota, a “Yes” vote would ban same-sex marriage in the state constitution) and to share a personal story that has informed that decision. As you listen to them speak, you’ll hear stories of doubt, indecision, relationships, childhoods, religion, science, memories and strife.


To browse all the videos in the series, click the  button next to the “Watch Later” button at the bottom of the player.

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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.