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,
voters divided on gay marriage ban.)