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Former Gov. Candidate Asks for Marriage Amendment 'No' Votes

Posted at: 10/09/2012 6:01 PM
Updated at: 10/09/2012 7:10 PM
By: Alan Hoglund

As part of a Minnesota tour, a Republican grandfather and grandson are asking for a "no" vote on the marriage amendment in November. They're calling a ban on gay marriage a "mean-spirited effort to further divide people."

"I am sick and tired of the discrimination that they [homosexual people] endure in this society. It isn't nice," Wheelock Whitney told a small crowd at a Duluth restaurant Tuesday morning.

Whitney was the Republican nominee for Minnesota governor in 1982.

The tour began Tuesday morning, and continued in Hibbing and Bemidji in the afternoon. It's being put on by the organization "Minnesota United for All Families," which aims to defeat a proposal to list gay marriage as illegal in Minnesota's constitution.