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ST. PAUL (WCCO) — Hamline University’s faculty has voted Wednesday to oppose the marriage amendment, which would change Minnesota’s constitution to define marriage as between a man and woman.

In the press release, the resolution says that Hamline “recognizes and embraces the values of the United Methodist church,” which has publicly opposed the amendment.

“Be it resolved that we, the faculty of Hamline University, oppose the ‘marriage amendment’ that seeks to enshrine discrimination in the constitution and the state of Minnesota,” said the resolution.

Eighty-five percent of eligible voters voted in favor of the resolution, while 10 percent opposed and 4 percent abstained.

JacQueline Getty, Hamline University’s Strategic Communications Director, clarified that while Hamline faculty voted to oppose the amendment, Hamline University remains neutral.

To see the entire resolution, click here.

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