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.READ MORE: Study Ranks Minnesota As 6th Safest State During Pandemic
“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.READ MORE: Appeals Court: Judge Erred In Not Reinstating 3rd-Degree Murder Charge Against Derek Chauvin
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.MORE NEWS: HealthPartners Now Offering Drive-Up COVID-19 Vaccinations
To see the entire resolution, click here.