Map of Minnesota showing the results of the marriage referendum included on ballots for the election held on November 6, 2012. Counties marked in red indicate a majority of “no” votes; counties marked in green indicate a majority of “yes” votes.
Minnesota Representative Terry Morrow (DFL) speaks on the House floor against SF 1308, a bill that asked Minnesota voters to vote to ban same-sex marriages in Minnesota via a constitutional amendment. Photographed on May 20, 2011, by Flickr user Tony Webster.
On November 6, 2013, Minnesota voters rejected a proposed amendment to the state’s constitution. Minnesota Amendment 1, also called the Minnesota Marriage Amendment, would have limited marriage to heterosexual couples. When the amendment failed to pass, Minnesota became the first and only state to reject a same-sex marriage ban through the will of voters rather than a court ruling.