Debunked Historian David Barton Falsely Claims Traditional Marriage Won in Minnesota
On Friday’s “WallBuilders Live” radio program, David Barton falsely claimed that marriage equality only won in three out of the four states where it was on the ballot, asserting that “traditional marriage” was victorious in Minnesota. However, the amendment to ban gay marriage in Minnesota actually lost.
Barton said: “In Minnesota, it almost went down, it was like a 50-50 prop; it should not have been that close that marriage is a man and a woman, but going down in Maine, and going down in Washington, and going down in Maryland but preserving barely in Minnesota.
While we did lose three of the four states and almost lost the fourth state, nationally the support is still high. A poll done on election day found that sixty percent of Americans strongly support marriage as a man and a woman.”