The same-sex marriage roll call

Here is the Senate roll call vote approving the bill that places a constitutional question on the 2012 ballot banning same-sex marriage. For audio highlights of the debate, see this earlier News Cut post.

Legislator Party
District

Vote

Thomas M. Bakk

DFL
06
AGAINST

Michelle Benson

Republican
49
FOR

Linda Berglin

DFL
61
AGAINST

Terri Bonoff

DFL
43
AGAINST

David Brown

Republican
16
FOR

John Carlson

Republican
04
FOR

Roger Chamberlain

Republican
53
FOR

Gary Dahms

Republican
21
FOR

Ted Daley

Republican
38
FOR

Al DeKruif

Republican
25
FOR

D. Scott Dibble

DFL
60
AGAINST

Michelle L. Fischbach

Republican
14
FOR

Paul Gazelka

Republican
12
FOR

Chris Gerlach

Republican
37
FOR

Joe Gimse

Republican
13
FOR

Barbara Goodwin

DFL
50
AGAINST

Dan Hall

Republican
40
FOR

David Hann

Republican
42
FOR

John Harrington

DFL
67
AGAINST

Linda Higgins

DFL
58
AGAINST

Gretchen Hoffman

Republican
10
FOR

John Sterling Howe

Republican
28
FOR

Bill Ingebrigtsen

Republican
11
FOR

Michael J. Jungbauer

Republican
48
FOR

Kenneth Kelash

DFL
63
AGAINST

Amy Koch

Republican
19
FOR

Benjamin Kruse

Republican
47
FOR

Gary W. Kubly

DFL
20
AGAINST

Keith Langseth

DFL
09
AGAINST

Ron Latz

DFL
44
AGAINST

Ted Lillie

Republican
56
FOR

Warren Limmer

Republican
32
FOR

Tony Lourey

DFL
08
AGAINST

Doug Magnus

Republican
22
FOR

John Marty

DFL
54
AGAINST

Mary Jo McGuire

DFL
66
AGAINST

James P. Metzen

DFL
39
AGAINST

Geoff Michel

Republican
41
FOR

Jeremy Miller

Republican
31
FOR

Carla Nelson

Republican
30
FOR

Scott Newman

Republican
18
FOR

Sean R. Nienow

Republican
17
FOR

Gen Olson

Republican
33
FOR

Julianne E. Ortman

Republican
34
FOR

Sandra L. Pappas

DFL
65
AGAINST

Mike Parry

Republican
26
FOR

John Pederson

Republican
15
FOR

Lawrence J. Pogemiller

DFL
59
AGAINST

Roger Reinert

DFL
07
AGAINST

Ann H. Rest

DFL
45
AGAINST

Claire A. Robling

Republican
35
FOR

Julie A. Rosen

Republican
24
FOR

Tom Saxhaug

DFL
03
AGAINST

David H. Senjem

Republican
29
FOR

Kathy Sheran

DFL
23
AGAINST

Katie Sieben

DFL
57
AGAINST

Rod Skoe

DFL
02
AGAINST

Dan Sparks

DFL
27
AGAINST

LeRoy A. Stumpf

DFL
01
FOR

Dave Thompson

Republican
36
FOR

David J. Tomassoni

DFL
05
AGAINST

Patricia Torres Ray

DFL
62
AGAINST

Ray Vandeveer

Republican
52
FOR

Charles W. Wiger

DFL
55
AGAINST

Pam Wolf

Republican
51
FOR
  • Ben Chorn

    So all Republicans voted FOR and all DFLers (except LeRoy Stumpf) voted AGAINST. Not very surprising…

  • TWITS~! All those Republicans are TWITS! And LeRoy Stumpf is also a twit.

  • Every Republican in the MN Senate voted for this?!?

  • Woah. What happened with Julianne Ortman? She voted Friday to table the Amendment, and had spoken out against enshrining anti-gay discrimination in the MN Constitution. Seems there’s a story there.

  • John P.

    Well, at least no one can drag out that old saw about it not mattering who you vote for any more.

  • Jim Shapiro

    Is it still libelous if I spell Stumpf’s name wrong?

    (It’s questions like that that confirms my decision to have an attorney on retainer.)

    🙂

  • BJ

    I wonder how much the ‘override 6’ came into the thoughts of those GOP members when they voted.

    http://www.minnesotademocratsexposed.com/2008/03/08/breaking-news-erhardt-and-peterson-lose-republican-endorsements/

    I think Neil W. Peterson is the only one left (all others lost or didn’t run again. But I could be wrong.

  • Justin

    Is anyone else as disgusted as I am by the politicians in this state? I can’t believe that all of these GOPers who ran on “let’s rein in spending, create jobs, and limit government” are wasting their time on something that will either (a) not get passed when it does come to a vote; or (b) eventually get overturned as more and more people realize that it’s not the place of politicians to decide whom can marry whom (who and who? not sure of the proper grammar).

    This state has enough other problems that we needn’t waste our time discriminating against people via legislation. Let’s send a message to the GOP that they’re not allowed to foist their religious views on us. When they can come up with a sacred institution that doesn’t have such a high failure (read: divorce) rate, then we’ll have a discussion. Until then, STOP TELLING US HOW TO LIVE.

    In the interest of full disclosure, I am not gay, but I fully support their right to have the same privileges I do when married.

  • TJ

    Dear Republicans,

    May I be the first to welcome you to the Loving vs Virginia memorial lounge, also known as the “Wrong Side Of History.”

    I really thought that there would be at least a single Republican in our state senate that believed in liberty and justice for all. Guess not.

  • Alison

    So much for the separation of church & state.

  • Alison

    “…focus like a laser on jobs and the budget…”

    or not.

  • Al

    My favorite non-sensical argument against marriage equality yet, heard during a committee hearing in the past couple of weeks, went something like this:

    Water is hydrogen and oxygen. If you have 2 hydrogens together or two oxygens together you don’t have water. You have something different.

    (I wish I could find out who made that argument. I heard it on Morning Edition.)

    So, was he actually arguing for bigamy? Or did he forget that day in science class when we learned that water is 2 hydrogens and 1 oxygen? Because you know one hydrogen and one oxygen together just isn’t stable by itself. The oxygen end of the pair will just go around looking to ‘bond’ with another hydrogen, if you know what I mean.

    And there’s something to be said for the covalent bonds between 2 hydrogens or 2 oxygens. They are very stable due to their equal sharing. The bond between a hydrogen and an oxygen isn’t really equal sharing. The bigger, stronger oxygen takes more than it gives. And this is the point where the wives in heterosexual marriages are thinking, “Yep. Sounds about right.” Well they would be thinking it if they were reading this, but they’re probably still cleaning the kitchen and packing backpacks and lunches about now. 🙂

  • Peter

    @BJ

    I live in 41B and Neil Peterson lost in 2008 to Paul Rosenthal, who narrowly lost to Pat Mazorol. Mazorol is all Party Line with no intelligence or spine when questioned on anything, and will vote for this amendment.

    Needless to say, I’ll be working hard to make sure Mazorol and Sen. Michel don’t get re-elected. Neither one is a leader capable of making the decisions we elected them to do. Hiding behind poll numbers and saying “Let the people decide” is not leadership. Michel used to be a respectable fiscal conservative, social moderate, but the tiniest bit of power turned him into nothing more than a puppet of the far right. He’s given up on his medical marijuana bills in favor of big government interfering in private lives with the voter disenfranchisement bill and now the codifying hate amendment.

  • MikeK

    “‘Speakin of fruitcakes, how bout the government?

    Your tax dollars at work.” – Jimmy Buffet. Some “people” are just fine with the way our government wastes away our money on these frivolous bills.

  • Sue

    Unbelievable our politicians are wasting time on this question and not solving the long term budget problem. Gay marriage does not threaten me or my marriage. Get on with it folks. Times they are a changin’