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From Minnesota, this is the second of a four-part series, co-produced by New Left Media and The Four, made in each of the states that have marriage equality votes this November. Part one, from Maine, can be viewed here.

Marriage For All Families captures the real experience of same-sex couples, to show that they have the same challenges, responsibilities, and aspirations as other couples. Still, they are strangers in the eyes of the law. That’s why marriage equality is so important: it aligns personality reality with legal reality, as a simple matter of fairness and equality.

Part three will be released Tuesday, October 16th on TheFour.com.

We’re just looking for normalcy. We’re just regular people. It shouldn’t be a big deal when we go and get married. We raise families, we keep on going, and we’re just like everybody else. We have been called defiant. We have been called heroes. We have been called trailblazers. We have been called role models. But all we want to be called is ‘married.’
—  - Casey Fritz, who married his partner of five years, Eric Sodemann, in Iowa this summer. Casey and Eric live in Minnesota, where same-sex couples do not have the freedom to marry, but where citizens recently defeated an anti-gay constitutional amendment at the ballot. Read their story.

In November, Minnesotans United for All Families, a robust coalition of pro-marriage organizations, businesses, community members and faith leaders, defeated an anti-gay constitutional amendment that would have permanently limited the freedom to marry. Now, in 2013, Minnesotans United will aim to complete the cycle by winning marriage for same-sex couples across the state of Minnesota. Here’s their road map!

2013 could be the year that Minnesota wins the freedom to marry, completing the conversation from last year, when the state came together to defeat an anti-gay constitutional amendment. Polling shows that a plurality of Minnesotans support the freedom to marry! Read more and reblog this photo to show your support!