Mondale, Blatz Join To Fight Marriage Amendment

A proposed gay-marriage ban makes for some unusual alliances.

Former Vice President Walter Mondale and ex-Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz, a one-time Republican legislator, launched Lawyers United for All Families, which will fight a proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman.

“Our Constitution is a hard-earned gift from those who preceded us, and an enduring promise to those who will follow us,” Mondale said. “It should be used to protect individual liberty, not to take it away.”

Blatz said the Constitution should not “get caught up in the prevailing winds of the day.”

Republicans are backing the amendment, which goes in front of voters Nov. 6.