The City of Mankato on Monday will
begin debate on whether to take a position on a proposed
constitutional amendment which would bar Minnesota from recognizing
gay and lesbian couples with marriage.
Voters will decide on the measure in
Elected leaders of the fourth largest
city in Minnesota outside of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan
area will get citizen input regarding the proposal at Monday night's
City Council meeting.
Four Minnesota cities – Duluth,
Minneapolis, St. Paul and the City of St. Louis Park – have already
approved resolutions objecting to the amendment.
According to a Public Policy Polling
released in June, more Minnesota voters now oppose passage of the
amendment than support it, with 49 percent opposed and 43 percent in
Reuters says Minnesota gay marriage ban bad for business.)