Pro-Prop 8 witness David Blankenhorn asks Minnesotans to vote no on amendment to ban marriage equality
October 19, 2012
By Scottie Thomaston
In Minnesota, there is an amendment to ban same-sex marriage on this November’s ballot. Minnesota, of course, already does not allow gays and lesbians to marry. This amendment will get a vote alongside initiatives in other states to affirm the right of gays and lesbian couples to marry.
Now, David Blankenhorn, of Prop 8 fame, is joining those asking Minnesotans not to enshrine this amendment into their state constitution. Blankenhorn was an expert witness in the Prop 8 trial, testifying against same-sex marriage. Eventually in the trial, he conceded that we would be “more American” if gays and lesbians could get married.
When North Carolina put its amendment banning same-sex marriage on the ballot, Blankenhorn spoke out against Amendment 1, asking North Carolinians to vote against it. Later, he announced in the New York Times that he now supports marriage equality.
Blankenhorn appears in a video opposing the Minnesota amendment, explaining how he formerly opposed marriage equality and his evolution on the issue: