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The moment when the Minnesota gay-marriage ban was blocked, caught on tape

9:43 pm - 11/09/2012

At 1:45 a.m. local time, the vote on the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota was still too close to call. Then, just as Campaign Manager Richard Carlbom prepared to send the staff and volunteers home to get some sleep, they were informed they had successfully defeated an anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment for the first time in U.S. history. Luckily for us, a camera was rolling to capture this beautiful moment for the whole world to see. Skip to 2:32 for the best part.


Guys, I may have tears on my face right now.... ;_; 
grey853 10th-Nov-2012 04:06 pm (UTC)
Yay!! I wish that could spread across the country and we could at last have equal rights in marriage.
shadowwolf1321 10th-Nov-2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
Aww well done to those who helped in that campaign.
evilnel 10th-Nov-2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
This is so freaking awesome!! Some of my friends were there that night. Probably the most poignant moment for me was the next morning when I saw one of my friends post on fb about how deeply moved she was to have felt so supported throughout the campaign, and happy to know that her friends wanted to vote for equality for her and her partner. I wish I could have been there!!! So proud of my state right now!
shortsweetcynic 10th-Nov-2012 04:16 pm (UTC)
i really need to do something about this ninja-onion problem in my house, _p.


this was amazing.
mirhanda 10th-Nov-2012 11:03 pm (UTC)

:~~~ )
daf9 10th-Nov-2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
Hopefully this is the first in long string of such moments.
tothechangmin 10th-Nov-2012 04:21 pm (UTC)
oh wow it's raining on my face now ;___;

how adorable was the campaign manager when he put his arms in the air and whooped!
shadowwolf1321 10th-Nov-2012 04:28 pm (UTC)
I know, it made me giggle. I was like aw they all put so much heart and soul into that campaign.

Slighty OT but I love your icon!
tothechangmin 10th-Nov-2012 06:11 pm (UTC)
hehe ty i love yours too! that movie was so cute <3
shadowwolf1321 10th-Nov-2012 06:27 pm (UTC)
I loved it! I want a dragon just like toothless. It would be so much fun! :)
jeunelis 10th-Nov-2012 07:00 pm (UTC)
lizzy_someone 10th-Nov-2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
I also found it kind of adorable when he was like, "We fucking called 17,000 people, you guys!"
sihaya09 10th-Nov-2012 04:48 pm (UTC)
moonbladem 10th-Nov-2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
This is awesome. I'm looking forward to more states following suit in years to come.
alryssa 10th-Nov-2012 05:40 pm (UTC)
There appears to be a localised meteorological anomaly happening solely in the region of my features. ;_;
lizzy_someone 10th-Nov-2012 11:46 pm (UTC)
A+ comment. :D
geiselle 10th-Nov-2012 06:32 pm (UTC)
Tears of joy here. This is so fucking sweet.
tabaqui 10th-Nov-2012 06:57 pm (UTC)
Whooo! So awesome. I say 3:04 is the best moment. :)
hrhqod1 10th-Nov-2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
I am so PROUD of my "Minnesotta Nice" friends, who worked so hard to achieve this victory.
pennylane101 10th-Nov-2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
teacoat 10th-Nov-2012 08:10 pm (UTC)
This was pretty much me and my mom once we found out that Question 6 passed here in MD. :)
celtic_thistle 10th-Nov-2012 08:36 pm (UTC)

clevermanka 10th-Nov-2012 08:52 pm (UTC)

I have a feeling this is the best thing I'll see all day. Thank you for posting!
alryssa 11th-Nov-2012 12:57 am (UTC)
A+ use of Jeremy Renner gif tbh

aviv_b 10th-Nov-2012 08:55 pm (UTC)
Yay! That was an amazing moment. My eyes feel quite refreshed.
kitanabychoice 10th-Nov-2012 09:26 pm (UTC)
d'awww! :'3
lizzy_someone 10th-Nov-2012 11:49 pm (UTC)
It kind of breaks my heart that people are this fucking happy over the failure of a gay marriage ban when that doesn't actually legalize gay marriage. But they did accomplish something literally unprecedented in recorded history, and part of me is that fucking happy right along with them.
kyra_neko_rei 11th-Nov-2012 12:18 am (UTC)
You guys, there is water attempting to escape from my head through my eyes! Halp!
vidriodeperlas 11th-Nov-2012 01:14 am (UTC)
so happy omg.

i wish my state would get off its goddamn ass. only state left in NE where i can't get married.

Edited at 2012-11-11 01:32 am (UTC)
themistressmoon 11th-Nov-2012 01:16 am (UTC)
I've said this about a hundred times this week: I have never been more proud to be a Minnesotan. <3
miss_world13 11th-Nov-2012 01:26 am (UTC)
I recognize a lot of people from that video. We celebrated the defeat of both amendments at my temple on Wednesday, and it was so emotional. So proud of everyone that put their time into defeating these amendments. Actually really proud of being a Minnesotan.
romp 11th-Nov-2012 09:09 am (UTC)
Nice! I'm glad the rest of us got to share a bit of the victory. :)
moonshaz 11th-Nov-2012 03:12 am (UTC)
paksenarrion2 11th-Nov-2012 03:56 am (UTC)
NGL, even knowing that the NO vote won, when I heard and saw the happiness and joy, I started bawling like a baby.
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