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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) –The legal and business information company Thomson Reuters has come out against an amendment to ban gay marriage in Minnesota.

The company says it doesn’t believe the amendment “would be good for Thomson Reuters or the business community in the state.” It says it would hurt recruiting.

Prominent companies such as General Mills and St. Jude Medical spoke out earlier against the proposed amendment, which goes to voters in November. The state already has a law against gay marriage, but gay marriage opponents say it’s necessary to put the ban in the state constitution.

Spokesman John Shaughnessy says Thomson Reuters has almost 8,000 employees in Minnesota and 60,000 around the world.

A spokesman for the main group that supports the ban didn’t immediately return a phone call for comment.

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