Minnesota nixes marriage definition amendment Tuesday’s election made Minnesota the first state to reject a proposed constitutional amendment which would have defined marriage to include only heterosexual couples.  In all other states in which such a constitutional amendment had previously been placed on a ballot, the measure had passed.  What does this mean for Minnesota family law? Minnesota’s constitutional amendment process Minnesota’s process for amending its constitution is relatively straightforward.  First, a majority of votes in both the state House and Senate are required to place the proposed amendment on an election ballot.  Because a simple majority is a low […]

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