Published 9:29 am Friday, August 26, 2011
By Sasha Aslanian, Minnesota Public Radio News
FALCON HEIGHTS — The Minnesota State Fair always features a buffet of politics, and this year fairgoers have a new issue to chew on: a constitutional vote on marriage.
Voters will decide in November of 2012 whether Minnesota should add a constitutional amendment that would prohibit same-sex marriage.
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There’s still one more state fair before the 2012 elections, but proponents and opponents of the amendment are both preparing to battle for votes – and the fairgrounds is the site of an early skirmish.
At the House of Representatives booth inside the Education Building, lawmakers from both parties take turns fielding questions. Fair-goers can fill out a sample ballot on 12 hot-button political issues.