The City of St. Louis Park is expected to approve a resolution objecting to a proposed constitutional amendment which would bar the state from recognizing gay and lesbian couples with marriage, the St. Louis Park Patch reported.

City leaders in Duluth, Minneapolis and St. Paul have already approved such a measure.

All six members present at a meeting held on Monday said they supported the move. One member did not attend the meeting.

“I don't believe our state's constitution exists to take away people's rights,” said councilman Jake Spano, who suggested the resolution.

“In my mind, this amendment is a hate act,” councilwoman Sue Santa said. “It will have no effect other than being divisive.”

“We would be the first suburban community in the state to do this,” Spano added. “I think this is in keeping with our community's culture.”

The City Council is expected to discuss the specifics of the resolution during their next meeting on Monday, March 5.

(Related: Minnesota voters divided on gay marriage ban.)