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Minnesota Companies that Support the Marriage Amendment

A list of those that have come out in favor of a proposal for the state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman.

On Nov. 6, Minnesotans will vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between one man and one woman in the state constitution, reflecting existing state statute. The following companies have come out in favor of the amendment. (Click here for a list of companies that oppose the amendment.)

Do you know of a company or business leader who’s taken a stand on the issue—either for or against? Let us know in the comments below.

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Companies That Support the Marriage Amendment

  • Bethel World Outreach Church, Inc.
  • Genadek Landscaping and Excavating, Inc.
  • Hmong Village Shopping Center
  • Northland Counseling Services
  • Radio Bendicíon
  • Solid Rock Ministries, Inc.
  • Spanish Now
  • The Marden at Rivers Edge
Orono November 05, 2012 at 08:40 PM
Susan - Are you ok with this ad? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ub-c0QRlEU
Ray November 05, 2012 at 08:41 PM
Point out that YouTube is profitable --- Orono throws up a straw man about net revenue vs. profits. Point out the YouTube had multiple offers - Orono throws up some other straw man. We all get the picture....Orono loves to BullS....t
Orono November 05, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Ray said: "Orono, never mind the teenie tiny fact that the supposed Obama budget presented by Republicans were just congressional gimmicks." Huh? Obama presented the budget. Look it up. Seriously Ray, you are trying way too hard to try and get a "gotcha" moment. Save some face, stop posting. Or, dont and continue to make my day. I good either way.
Orono November 05, 2012 at 08:47 PM
Ray, again, please check your facts before trying to get me. Non-existent? Even a 5 year old can look that up. Do the work.
Orono November 05, 2012 at 08:48 PM
The words "revenge" dont bother you?
Ray November 05, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Same day, different Bull...t from Orono.... "The campaign announced that 30,000 people attended, but Secret Service sources said just 15,000 went through metal detectors. And local law enforcement counted the crowd at 18,000." Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83252.html#ixzz2BNpa3Q2R
Ray November 05, 2012 at 08:53 PM
"After stripping out revenue share" - a concept that Orono does not understand.
Orono November 05, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Orono, is referencing a report written in 2009. So much for Orono's expert analysis of YouTube !!!!!!!!!!! That is your comeback? Wow. Youre taking all the fun out of this. This isnt even a fair fight. You found a report in 2009 that echos everything I have said that YouTube isnt profitble. How about a report from one of their audit firms or investment companies that refutes my argument? How does that comment justify your inability to understand a balance sheet.
Ray November 05, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Actually you may want to look at the BLS data...and don't confuse BLS with your Bull...t
Ray November 05, 2012 at 09:10 PM
"You found a report in 2009 that echos everything I have said that YouTube isnt profitble. " No Orono, I caught you bulll...ting again. You posted a report by two very specific analysts that was from 2009. Nice try though.
Orono November 05, 2012 at 09:30 PM
Ray, I am sure youre a great kid. But that is your downfall. You are making very immature decisions and choices. You are assuming that I am not very smart and couldnt possibly know what I am talking about. I am guessing that you have a top knotch degree from some fabulous liberal school. And that school has somehow made you think you are smarter than everyone else. The reality is your schooling hasnt even afforded you a job where you control a P&L. If you did, you would understand the difference between revenue and profit. But, here you are trying like hell to discredit me and my businesses by pretending you do. You dont have to like me or like what I do and if you honestly think your opinion on me matters to anyone, you are sadly mistaken. You, yourself have to be getting tired from trying so hard. You dont own a business, you dont have a job that even controls a P&L, you dont understand the difference between profit and revenue and it is time to stop pretending.
Orono November 05, 2012 at 09:45 PM
"So much for Orono's expert analysis of YouTube" "After stripping out revenue share" - a concept that Orono does not understand." "Orono - I think you've once again proven how clueless you are" Ray, is the air getting a little thin down in mommy's basement? You are trying like hell to somehow prove that I am wrong. You are the clueless that doesnt understand that revenues are not the same as profits. I have said many dumb things in my life. I will NEVER top you. What is your obsession with YouTube? Two analysts from 2009 echoing my points. And that is "bull crap"? It is 2012, surely you can find an analyst that disagrees with the two I quoted. How about you post 1 analyst that backs your claim that revenue and profit are the same thing. Good Luck! Why do you continue to double down on an obvious error you made?
Alex Mundy November 05, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Thanks, Orono, for the insights into how a real Republican runs his business. You rip on your own employees and then you go off on me for imaginary slights on blue collar employees. I'm not the one with the superior, "respect me or else" attitude toward blue collar workers. I grew up part of Romney's 47 percent, and my dad was a factory worker. I have a lot of respect for punchpress and turret lathe operators. Maybe the reason your employees are getting drunk and stupid is because they hate their jobs and they hate their boss. Maybe you should think about an employee assistance program under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Nick November 05, 2012 at 10:54 PM
On October 26, the business my wife and I started in 2010 hit $100k YTD gross revenue for the first time. 2011 was $81k for the year. 2010 was about half that. We have been profitable since Day One, but we sure as hell aren't making $100k in profit this year. Maybe someday, but not right now. The expenses involved with running a business are huge. Profit is what matters, and that report on YouTube says nothing about profit.
Ray November 05, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Orono Actually i have a very technical degree along with another one in a non-tech. field. Unlike you i don't spend my time trying to convince others how smart/not-smart i am. I leave that to BullS...ers like you. If you can't read a revenue report to asses profitability that only shows what a BullSh....er you are. For an internet portal like google the net revenue growth as displayed points to major profits, cause they have to just flip on more servers at an incremental build out cost that is minimal, cause they use generic hardware. Since you can't understand such concepts, you just keep on Bull....ing as to what a wonder you are in the field of business. You really have a syndrome, that i cannot name here. Your'e so offended that a young man of less than 30 years could build companies tens of thousand times the size of your two bit shack, that you go prozac.
Alex Mundy November 05, 2012 at 11:29 PM
Nick, sounds like you're doing pretty well under Obama with all of his anti-business policies and the unrelenting pressure of the ACA. Maybe you should just leave well enough alone. I know had my most profitable years under Clinton and Obama. Profits took a beating when Bush was in office.
Susan November 06, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Orono, we have a friendly wager for charity going here: http://stillwater.patch.com/articles/who-won-the-presidential-debate-twin-cities-patch-reacts Do you want in?
Nick November 06, 2012 at 02:53 AM
I have 2 employees. The ACA mainly affects businesses of over 50 employees, and while doing so, provides incentive for borderline businesses to get under 50. That is not helpful, especially if you're the 51st employee.
Donald Lee November 06, 2012 at 03:57 AM
This idea that employers under 50 employees are not affected by the PPACA is repeated ad nauseum. It should be transparently obvious that it is absurd. Certain narrow provisions of the PPACA affect employers under/over 50 employees differently. The difference is in how the "mandate" (tax) works. The other 2600 pages - affecting hospitals, drug companies, medical schools, drug companies, other taxes, medicare, medicaid, medical device companies, doctors, nurses, state exchanges, and the IRS most CERTAINly affect those with both over and under 50 employees.
Orono November 06, 2012 at 06:41 AM
Ray sadly said this: "If you can't read a revenue report to asses profitability that only shows what a BullSh....er you are" Why do you continue to double down on your stupidity. You will note that no one is coming to your rescue. No one is agreeing with you. It is impossible for you to win this argument. Not even your mommy can save you.
Orono November 06, 2012 at 06:44 AM
You have a tech degree? WTF is a tech degree? I have an MBA from Kellogg http://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/
Ray November 06, 2012 at 11:38 AM
Oh boy, we see loads of people coming to your rescue, Orono. For all your "supposed" business expertise, you couldn't even fathom that youtube is extremely profitable. Rather than eat your crow, you trot out a 2008 analyst report. Actually one of those analysts in a later statement praised the very acquisition. I think that shows what a clueless conquistador you are. Technical Degree. Yeah that's the one with which people in this country actually make things and start real companies. You know like Google, YouTube etc. That bull....t business degree of yours is the sames one that shy...ter Romney has. And all he's done is strip and flip companies. And in your case, run some two bit shack to stroke your ego.
Ray November 06, 2012 at 11:48 AM
"Profit is what matters, and that report on YouTube says nothing about profit." In 2010 Google CEO stated they were near break even (at net of about 500M). Currently with a net run rate that reaches almost 1 billion a year, your analysis says no profit ?
Ray November 06, 2012 at 11:54 AM
"This idea that employers under 50 employees are not affected by the PPACA is repeated ad nauseum. It should be transparently obvious that it is absurd." Then prove it Donald. Or point to a link.
Susan November 06, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Haha....well, I wouldn't have known about it, if you hadn't pointed me to it. Free speech and all, and I didn't see any candidate I am supporting "approving" the ad, so what's the harm?
Ray November 06, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Orono and Mitt Romney - the similarities - Absolute contempt for others , check. - Spew any lie, any bs. to "prove" their point , check. - When facts get inconvenient, throw up straw man arguments, like Jeep moving to China, or youtube was lucky, check. - Plenty of self serving morality. No check yet. We know that Romney used the Mormon church as his tax shelter. Not sure what schemes Orono has cooked. But wouldn't be surprised to move this box into check.
Orono November 06, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Ray, even your own arguments are against you. "In 2010 Google CEO stated they were near break even (at net of about 500M). Currently with a net run rate that reaches almost 1 billion a year, your analysis says no profit" Near break even? That means the LOST money. Or in other words, they ALMOST made a profit. Well Ray, you almost have a clue. You lack the ability to understand what you are even arguing. Your own arguments prove yourself wrong. I cant continue this conversation with you. Your reality and the rest of the world are very different. You might want to talk to someone about this.... Good luck to you.
Ray November 07, 2012 at 03:20 AM
Orono, Near break-even in 2010 with a a net revenue run rate that is almost double that and still the resident bull..er can't comprehend the math. I know u went to Kellog. Did your daddy have to pay a lot of money ?
Donald Lee November 08, 2012 at 02:20 AM
It should not be necessary to "prove" what is obvious. There is 2700 pages of "law", with dozens of provisions affecting everything from drug manufacturers to hospitals, to medical schools to medicare reimbursements. The "mandate" and its friends is the ONLY part of this that is contingent on the 50-employee test. To say that the other provisions do not exist ignores reality. http://online.barrons.com/article/SB50001424052748703728004578105013236389352.html?mod=BOL_da_bt
Ray November 08, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Donald, it its so "obvious" prove it. So much has been written about Obama Care and you can't provide a single link to prove your point ?

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