MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Lutherans in Minnesota plan to officially voice their opposition to the proposed state constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage.
Close to 1,000 Lutheran representatives will vote on the issue on Friday at the annual assembly.READ MORE: Xcel Energy Seeks To Hike Electricity Rates By About 20%
The resolution says the amendment would prevent one group of committed couples and families from having the same rights and protections afforded to all others.READ MORE: 3 More Rapid COVID-19 Testing Locations Open Tuesday In Inver Grove Heights, Wadena, Hibbing
In 2009, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America assembly in Minneapolis passed a policy that moved toward a more accepting response to same-gender relationships.MORE NEWS: Northern Minnesota Man Arrested After Allegedly Assault 2 People With Hand Saw
The assembly also passed resolutions that allowed for congregations to support leaders within the ELCA in committed same-gender partnerships.