While politicians fight for political seats across the country, some groups are fighting for their rights.
Minnesotans United for All Families is one of the groups that came to Mainstreet at SCSU on Wednesday.
They are campaigning against the amendment to decide whether marriage should be exclusively between a man and a woman.
Voters will cast their ballots in November to make changes to the Constitution of Minnesota.
Kate Brickman is a spokesperson for Minnesotans United and has been traveling around the state to promote the “Vote No” campaign.
“Our campaign represents over 640 organizations in Minnesota,” Brickman said.
The SCSU LGBT group is one of the groups that has rallied behind their campaign.
Minnesotans United currently has 11 offices across Minnesota. The closest location to St. Cloud is located in Waite Park, though the headquarters are located in St. Paul.
Similar amendments have shown up on ballots in 30 other states. If the amendment is defeated, Minnesota would be the first state to defeat it.
“I would really like students to plug into this campaign to defeat the amendment,” Brickman said.
In order to support the campaign, shuttles have been provided for students who want to benefit the campaign to special events.
“We really want to make it accessible to students that want to get involved,” Brickman said.
Along with having a table for Mainstreet to advocate their cause, Zach Wahls also made an appearance at SCSU for the campaign.
Wahls is a marriage rights activist who drew attention to himself when he addressed Congress about the issue. He spoke about his life, being raised by his two mothers.
“So what you’re voting for here is not to change us. It’s not to change our families, it’s to change how the law views us, how the law treats us,” Wahls said in his testimony to the Iowa House Judiciary Committee. “You are voting for the first time in the history of our state to codify discrimination into our constitution.”
For more information on upcoming events or office locations visit mnunited.org.