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Message on Tolerance and Acceptance

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Though Minnesota will not be voting in 2012 to add a ban on gay marriage, the debate sparked some of the most thoughtful dialogue from Rep. Steve Simon. He posed simple questions to the lawmakers, but they were poignant, powerful. And while the debate is in Minnesota, the topics are relevant inside p:ear where nearly a third of the youth we serve identify as LGBTQ. Here’s hoping Rep. Simon is able to spark a larger conversation about making the world a more accepting place for everyone. Watch Rep. Simon’s remarks here.