On October 2, St. Louis County may be the first County Board in the entire state of Minnesota to come out in opposition of the mean-spirited amendment. The Board is slated to review a resolution proposed by Steve Raukar of Hibbing and Frank Jewell of Duluth that reads:
…Whereas the proposed amendment would be contrary to the purpose of the Minnesota Constitution to protect the rights, privileges and freedom of conscience of all citizens by withholding from some individuals and families important legal rights and obligations; and
Whereas the St. Louis County Board acknowledges and is committed to the importance of equality for all residents and citizens;
Now Therefore, Be It Resolved, that the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners in principle hereby goes on record in opposition to the proposed constitutional amendment entitled ‘Recognition of Marriage solely between one man and one woman.’
Raukar believes that this resolution should be acceptable to most of the commissioners:
We aren’t telling people how to vote. We’re stating that we, as a board, oppose this as bad government policy.
Stay tuned, more to come! (Source: Duluth News Tribune)