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 November.

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 survey released in June, more Minnesota voters now oppose passage of the amendment than support it, with 49 percent opposed and 43 percent in favor.

(Related: Thomson Reuters says Minnesota gay marriage ban bad for business.)