U of M Senate opposes marriage amendment

The University of Minnesota Senate has voted to oppose a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage.

The senate represents faculty, academic professionals, university staff and students across the University of Minnesota's five campuses. The vote follows a similar vote in March by the university's Student Senate, which represents 67,000 students.

The vote Thursday followed a brief discussion in which several faculty members and students argued the resolution should be adopted. It passed on a voice vote. The senate is also calling upon all members of the university community to discourage discrimination.

The constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage will go before Minnesota voters in November.

Before you go...

MPR News is dedicated to bringing you clarity in coverage from our reporters across the state, stories that connect us, and conversations that provide perspectives when we need it most. We rely on your help to do this. Your donation has the power to keep MPR News strong and accessible to all during this crisis and beyond.