Local Catholics Voice Their Opposition to Marriage Amendment
Posted at: 09/16/2012 11:41 PM
By: Zach Hammer
Catholics gathered at a home in Duluth to discuss why they will be voting against the so-called marriage amendment. The addition to the state constitution would define marriage as only between one man and one woman.
The official stance of the Catholic Church opposes gay marriage, however.
Minnesota Catholic Conference, the public policy arm of the church, is a supporter of the Minnesotans for Marriage campaign, which works to pass the amendment.
But organizers of the event want more dialogue on the subject and they argue that supporting gay marriage does not go against their Catholic belief doctrine.
This event was in conjunction with more than 150 similar events during Faith Action Week, a project done in partnership with Minnesotans United For All Families, a group campaigning against the amendment.
The Minnesota Same-Sex Marriage Amendment will be decided by voters in November. Unlike previous failed attempts, it leaves open the possibility of civil unions.
Although gay marriage is not legal in Minnesota, supporters say that traditional marriage needs to be protected from activist judges.