“But throughout this process, I didn’t want my opinion to be the only one that mattered. The voices of my constituents are what carried most of the weight for me over the past few months. I said from the very beginning that I would make my decision based on what my constituents told me. On my very first day someone called me to talk about same-sex marriage. From there I went through emails, phone calls, surveys, letters, and in person conversations on both sides of the issue. Overall, there were 64 percent of people urging me to support same-sex marriage and 36 percent urging me to vote against same-sex marriage.
“Because of the number of constituents urging me to support the bill, and because of my personal commitment to respect everyone as equals, I voted in favor of the bill to allow same-sex marriage.”
The Minnesotans United organizing team rocks so hard.