ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Friday, the Judiciary and Public Safety Committee heard testimony on Senator Mary Kunesh’s bill (SF 37) to provide equality under Minnesota law. The bill would propose a state constitutional amendment to Minnesota voters at the 2024 general election which, if ratified, would go into effect January 1, 2025.
“Now is the time for the Minnesota legislature to put the question to the people:
Should this statement of equality be added to our state constitution?
Equality under the law shall not be abridged or denied by this state or any of its cities, counties, or other political subdivisions on account of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, ancestry, or national origin.
Without an explicit guarantee that these rights are protected and are held equally by all citizens, we legislators are not representing our constituents across Minnesota in the best way. I am dedicated to ensuring that no Minnesotan remains vulnerable and exposed to historic inequities,” said Senator Kunesh.
The committee moved SF 37 to the Rules Committee.