Big politics are coming to Lynnhurst Wednesday night.
From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., bestselling author Zach Wahls and activists with Minnesotans United for All Families are coming to for what organizers are calling "a special family picnic" to rally voters on a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage.
The measure will be on the ballot this November, and is designed, according to proponents, to keep future state legislatures and judges from repealing or invalidating a Minnesota law banning same-sex marriages.
In a press release sent out Wednesday morning by Minnesotans United, a spokesperson for the group said Wahls and other speakers "will address how this constitutional amendment will hurt real Minnesota families and how to prepare their families for anticipated negative attacks from amendment proponents and out-of-state special interests over the next two months."
Organizers say they also hope the event will "spark conversations" about same-sex partnerships that will win Minnesotans over to the "vote no" camp.
Wahls is joining Minnesotans United for a tour of similar events around the state this month. He is best known for his 2011 testimony to the Iowa House of Representatives against a constitutional amendment there that would end marriage for same-sex couples in the state. He also wrote a bestselling book “My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes A Family.”