August 14, 2012
After hearing more than two hours of public testimonials and opinion, the Mankato City Council Monday night voted to pass a resolution opposing the Minnesota state marriage amendment.
More than 40 speakers expressed views, and either encouraged or discouraged the council referendum, in a lengthy city council meeting. Council members commended the speakers for conducting themselves in a respectful and orderly manner.
The state Marriage Amendment will be voted on by the citizens of the state in a referendum on the November ballot.
The City Council resolution has no legal teeth, and is a symbolic gesture.
Four council members voted yes, two abstained, and one voted no.