Minnesota Atheists has begun a new phase of activity, that of legal activism. We have filled an amicus brief in the Minnesota Appellate Court in the case of Benson v. Alverson, asking the court to recognize the equal marriage rights of same-sex couples. Whichever way the Minnesota Appellate Court rules, we expect the case will move to the Minnesota Supreme Court. At that point we will amend our brief and file with that court too.
Minnesota Atheists is bringing a hard-hitting, separation of state and church argument to bear on the case. We are the only group to file such a brief on behalf of the appellants. We expect our final costs to be about $5,000. We thank you for your donation to help atheists have their unique say in this legal matter before our state courts. A donation of $50 entitles you to attend our special fundraiser on Oct. 9 (more information available soon). A donation of $250 entitles you to a signed legal copy of our amicus brief. All donations are tax deductible.