St. Paul-area Lutherans are expected to go on record this weekend against the proposed marriage amendment to the state Constitution that would define marriage as a union between a man and woman. Nearly 600 Lutherans, representing about 115 congregations in the St. Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, are scheduled to vote Saturday in Burnsville.
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Gay marriage supporters rallying
St. Paul-area Lutherans assembling in Burnsville, and separately, Gov. Mark Dayton and other activists holding "house parties" around the state, demonstrated their opposition to an amendment to the state Constitution that would define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
Marriage amendment mobilizes faithful on both sides
Discussions about same-sex marriage have been playing out in faith communities for years, and the debate has grown louder in Minnesota as a vote looms on a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Catholics and evangelical churches strongly support it. On Thursday, more than 100 religious leaders who oppose it will hold a faith summit in Minneapolis.
Lutherans voice opposition to marriage amendment
The Star Tribune reports the majority of Lutheran representatives attending an annual assembly of the Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA voted against the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. This is the first major Lutheran body to go on the record against the amendment. The St. Paul Area Synod will hold its annual assembly in May.
Augsburg College opposes marriage amendment
Augsburg College in Minneapolis is the second higher educational institution to publicly oppose the November ballot measure to define marriage in Minnesota solely between one man and one woman. Minneapolis-based Capella University joined the coalition to defeat the marriage amendment last month.
Minnesota Lutherans might voice opposition to same-sex marriage ban
WCCO reports nearly 1,000 representatives of the Lutheran church will vote in an assembly Friday on whether to officially oppose a constitutional amendment to limit marriage to opposite-sex couples.
Bible cited by both supporters and critics of marriage amendment
Religious involvement in the debate over the marriage amendment may be stronger in Minnesota than it's been in any of the 30 states that have voted on a definition of marriage. The state's largest denomination, the Catholic church, supports the amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a number of Jewish synagogues oppose it.
President Obama opposes Minnesota's same-sex marriage amendment
Obama's Minnesota campaign team on Monday said the president opposes a constitutional amendment that would limit marriage to opposite-sex couples. "While the President does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the record is clear that the President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same sex couples," a spokeswoman said.
Capella University opposes marriage amendment
Minneapolis-based Capella University, an online learning center, announced Friday that it officially opposes the proposed constitutional amendment that would effectively ban gay marriage in Minnesota. Capella officials say theirs is the first major higher education institution to stand against the amendment.
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