Minnesota Religious Leaders Encourage Congregations to Vote “No” on Same-Sex Marriage Ban
September 13, 2012 by HRC staff
This post comes from HRC Editorial and Digital Media Intern Leanne Naramore:
Religious leaders in Minnesota are speaking out against a proposed ban on marriage for same-sex couples.
Leaders from several faith communities are partnering with Minnesotans United for All Families, a diverse coalition working toward defeating the amendment in the November 6 vote.
MN United members include leaders from Catholic, Episcopalian, Baptist, Lutheran, and Jewish congregations. Their consensus: the proposed amendment is a violation of religious freedom and equal civil rights. Episcopal Deacon Rex McKee, Lutheran Pastor Jim Erlandson and Rabbi Michael Latz unite in this video to raise awareness about the danger of this potential law:
Pastor Doug Donley of University Baptist Church and Catholic leader Father Bob Pierson also urge their congregations to vote “no” on November 6:
Join Minnesotans United for All Families in their effort to protect equality and freedom.
HRC is a proud supporter of the coalition, Minnesotans United for All Families, working to defeat the amendment banning same-sex marriage in the state. HRC has set up a special fund – HRC Minnesota Family Freedom PAC – to direct 100 percent of your contribution to defeat the anti-marriage constitutional amendment in Minnesota.
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