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Bernie Erickson, Published October 06 2012

Letter: Consider effects of ‘yes’ vote

In a few weeks, Minnesotans will cast a “yes” or “no” vote that will dramatically affect marriage for thousands of people. Here are a few things your “yes” vote will and will not do:

Generally speaking, if you’re a straight person or part of an opposite-gender couple, your “yes” vote will have pretty much no effect on your life.

However, your “yes” vote will affect a number of lives in a big way. For example:

There’s a virtually unending list of things that could be done to strengthen marriage and families. Denying the right to marry to thousands of Minnesotans is just not one of them.

Erickson lives in south Fargo with his partner David Hamilton. They were married in Canada in 2006.