Contact: Charles Samuelson, Executive Director of the ACLU-MN 651.645.4097 x121,

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota is ecstatic that Minnesota has become the first state to defeat both a freedom-limiting marriage amendment and a voter restriction amendment. The ACLU-MN is proud of the work they did through their Vote No 2012 campaign that helped to make a difference. The ACLU-MN was a member of both campaigns working to defeat the amendments, Minnesotans United for All Families, and was a founding member of Our Vote Our Future. Both campaigns worked tirelessly to achieve these defeats. Finally the ACLU would like to congratulate the people of Minnesota for standing up and doing what is right by voting down these two freedom restricting amendments.

Moving forward we will continue to fight for marriage equality and to ensure that voting rights are protected for all Minnesotans.