Minnesota Gov. “vetoes” anti-gay amendment bill

It has no effect on the anti-gay marriage amendment Minnesota’s homophobic legislature has sent voters for the 2012 ballot, but the veto that Governor Mark Dayton symbolically issued today is not without its praise.

“I do not have the power to prevent this divisive and destructive constitutional amendment from appearing on the ballot, in November 2012, the Legislature sent it to me in the form of a bill,” writes Gov. Dayton in a letter to the Minnesota legislature. “Thus, symbolic as it my be, I am exercising my legal responsibility to either sign or veto it. The path of social progress, of human compassion and understanding, would be tragically reversed by this amendment. Minnesotans are better than this. I urge Minnesotans to reject this amendment.”

Kids, this is what political courage looks like. Standing up for what you believe – equal rights for all when the darkness surrounds you.

Good for Gov. Mark Dayton. This is what a hero looks like. Take a very good look.