In a Press Release to metro-area media, the Libertarian Party of Minnesota announced its preferences for Minneapolis Mayor under the ranked-choice voting system to be used by city residents in November. The LPMN is pleased to assist Minneapolis residents by vetting the most libertarian-leaning mayoral candidates in this unprecedented 35-candidate race.
Gay-rights activists and supporters are gearing up to push for a change to state law, seeking to end the ban on same-sex marriage. As the legislature gets ready to tackle this divisive issue, the LPMN is proposing a new solution.
In May 2011, the Libertarian Party of Minnesota was among the first organizations to take a stand against the anti-liberty Marriage Amendment, recognizing that marriage is a fundamental human right and should be a private matter between individuals. Shortly afterward, the LPMN joined the Minnesotans United coalition which mobilized a year-long statewide campaign to defeat it. In October 2012, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson added his voice, condemning the attempt to enshrine discrimination into the state constitution.