Photos: The campaign against the marriage amendment

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1 Katie Dougherty (left) and Myka Betts react to news that the proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage was voted down on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2012. They attended the Minnesotans United for All Families election night event at Saint Paul RiverCentre. 
2 Laura Poola and Derek Nyberg make celebratory phone calls after hearing the news that the proposed constitutional amendment banning same sex-marriage was voted down on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. They attended the Minnesotans United for All Families event at the Saint Paul RiverCentre on Election Night. 
3 Richard Leyva hugs his husband, Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, after Dibble addressed the crowd at an Election Night event hosted by Minnesotans United for All Families at the Saint Paul RiverCentre on Nov. 6, 2012. Minnesotans United for All Families is the official campaign working to defeat the proposed constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union between a man and woman. Dibble and Leyva married in California, but their marriage is not recognized by the state of Minnesota. 
4 People watch as the statue of the Virgin Mary is carried during the rosary procession in front of the Capitol Sunday, May. 6, 2012. Thousands of faithful Catholics joined together at the Capitol to walk in a rosary procession in support of the marriage amendment. The amendment would define marriage as between one man and one woman, making it impossible for same-sex couples to marry. 
5 Thousands of faithful Catholics walk from the Capitol to the Cathedral of St. Paul during a rosary procession Sunday, May. 6, 2012, in support of the marriage amendment. The amendment would define marriage as between one man and one woman, making it impossible for same-sex couples to marry. 
6 Archbishop John Nienstedt speaks in support of the proposed amendment banning same-sex marriage in the Minnesota constitution on the steps of the State Capitol on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Nienstedt leads the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, which is the single largest contributor to the vote yes campaign. 
7 Retired Catholic priests Fr. John Brandes, Fr. Timothy Power and Fr. Thomas Garvery, left to right, wrote a letter to the Star Tribune expressing their opposition to a constitutional marriage amendment that would deny same-sex couples the right to marry. The letter, which was not published, urged Minnesota Catholics to vote against the amendment. The priests were photographed Thursday, May 17, 2012 near the Lake Harriet bandshell in Minneapolis. 
8 Chris Kliesen Wehrman of Prospect Park United Methodist Church in Minneapolis, Minn. and Pamela Cook of United Church of Christ in New Brighton, Minn. join more than 100 other clergy members to rally in opposition of the proposed marriage amendment outside the Minnesota State Fair front gate in Falcon Heights, Minn. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. 
9 State Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, displays a photo of he and his partner during a panel discussion regarding the issue of same-sex marriage at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minn. Tuesday, July 24, 2012. Sen. Dibble opposes the proposed marriage amendment. 
10 Bradley Froslee, center, of Calvary Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, Minn. and others acknowledge passing drivers during a rally in opposition of the proposed marriage amendment outside the Minnesota State Fair front gate in Falcon Heights, Minn. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. 
11 More than 100 Minnesota clergy members sing together during a rally in opposition of the proposed marriage amendment outside the Minnesota State Fair front gate in Falcon Heights, Minn. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. 
12 Tom Hill and his wife Judith Julig of Minneapolis, Minn. visit the Minnesota United for all Families kiosk at the Minnesota State Fair in Falcon Heights, Minn. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012. 
13 Mary Gustafson holds up a letter that her 9-year-old son Carter Gustafson, right, wrote urging Minnesotans to vote no on the proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 during an event, Uniting All Families, at Lynnhurst Park in Minneapolis. Joining Gustafson at the podium was her partner Jenny Simmonds and their younger son Charlie Gustafson, 6. 
14 Author and same-sex marriage advocate Zach Wahls, left, signs a copy of his book, "My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes A Family," Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 for Minneapolis resident Gerald Loewen. Wahls was speaking at an event called Uniting All Families at Lynnhurst Park in Minneapolis. 
15 Minnesotans United for All Families field organizer Alison Froehle leads a "Let Your Friends Know" workshop Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 at All God's Children Metropolitan Community Church in Minneapolis. Attendees learned tools to have conversations with friends, family and other people they know about the marriage amendment and why it is important to defeat it. 
16 Volunteers work at phone banking stations at the Minnesota for Marriage campaign office in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. 
17 A map marks the churches across the state supporting the Minnesota for Marriage campaign at their office in Minneapolis, Minn. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. 
18 Residents living along Garfield Court display signs in opposition of the proposed marriage amendment in St. Cloud, Minn. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. 
19 US Senator Al Franken, left, accompanied by his wife Franni, spoke to the crowd Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at a rally organized by Minnesotans United for All Families at the University of Minnesota. 
20 People who oppose the marriage amendment gather for a rally Monday night, Oct. 29, 2012 on Northrup Plaza at the University of Minnesota. The event was sponsored by Minnesotans United for All Families. 
21 Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, center, was one of the featured speakers at a rally against the proposed marriage amendment Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at Northrup Plaza at the University of Minnesota. 
22 Operations intern Alexandra Anderson, left, and communications intern Ryan McFarland listen to music together while working Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at the Minnesotans United for All Families headquarters in St. Paul. 
23 "Vote No" lawn signs line the hallway Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at Minnesotans United for All Families headquarters in St. Paul. 
24 Roseville resident Judy Thoreson, left, and Marianne Christianson, of St. Paul, fulfill orders for "Vote No" t-shirts, stickers and bracelets Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at the Minnesotans United for All Families headquarters in St. Paul. The two women said they have mailed out 10,000 items during the campaign to defeat the marriage amendment. 
25 Richard Carlbom, left, campaign manager for Minnesotans United for All Families, gets some technical assistance from Bryan Gerber during the group's final staff meeting before the election Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 in St. Paul. 
26 Richard Carlbom, campaign manager for Minnesotans United for All Families, thanks the crowd for their support to defeat the marriage amendment at a "United for Our Future" post-election rally Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 on the Capitol mall in St. Paul. 
27 People celebrating the defeat of the marriage amendment energized the crowd gathered for a "United for Our Future" post-election rally Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 on the Capitol mall in St. Paul.