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.

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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.

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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.

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The assembly also passed resolutions that allowed for congregations to support leaders within the ELCA in committed same-gender partnerships.