Home furnishings retailer Room & Board on Wednesday said it opposes a proposed amendment to ban gay marriage in Minnesota.

The Minneapolis-based retailer announced it had joined Minnesotans United for All Families, the coalition of groups working to defeat the measure in November.

“Room & Board is dedicated to helping customers create homes they love. We recognize that the joy found in one's home extends far beyond our surroundings to the people with whom we spend our lives. To that end, we have long supported efforts dedicated to strengthening home and family. We oppose the amendment to the Minnesota Constitution banning marriage for same-sex couples,” the company said in a statement.

“Each and every day we celebrate diversity. We take pride in providing a progressive, balanced and positive work environment that is based on trust, fairness and respect. This core philosophy shapes the relationships we have with our customers, vendor partners and employees.”

“Our holistic wellness approach supports the well-being of our employees and their loved ones. We have offered domestic partnership benefits for nearly 20 years. Please join us in recognizing the strength of inclusion by voting 'No' this November.”

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