First District Congressman Tim Walz was in St. Paul Tuesday announcing the formation of a veterans group that will urge voters to vote against the proposed Marriage Amendment to the state's constitution in November.
Walz announced that so far some 100 military personnel have signed up for the new "Veterans United" group. Walz said members of the group plan to tour the state from now until the election to discuss ways the amendment would impact service members.
Walz is a veteran himself and the highest ranking non-commissioned soldier to serve in Congress. He is seeking a 4th two-year term. Along side of him were the parents of a gay son who was killed in Afghanistan, who are co-chairing Veterans United.