Falcon Heights Becomes Sixth to Pass Resolution Opposing Government Limitation on the Freedom to Marry
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April 13, 2012 – St. Paul, MN – Council members for the city of Falcon Heights voted unanimously Wednesday night to pass a resolution opposing the amendment and urging Minnesotans to vote no in November. The city becomes the sixth to publicly voice its opposition to the proposed amendment that would limit the freedom to marry for same-sex couples in Minnesota.
The resolution states in light of the city council’s recognition of the importance of equality for all citizens, “that the Falcon Heights City Council joins the broad coalition of individuals and organizations stated above in supporting Minnesotans United for All Families and hereby opposes the proposed constitutional amendment … and urges Falcon Heights citizens and Minnesota citizens to vote “No” on Tuesday November 6, 2012.”
Falcon Heights Mayor Peter Lindstrom joined the four council members in voting to oppose the amendment. The vote came after discussion from the council and the public, all in favor of the resolution.
“We all felt it was really important to take a stance on this issue,” said Mayor Lindstrom. “As representatives of the people of Falcon Heights, it’s our responsibility to speak out against an amendment that would limit the freedoms of some of our citizens. This amendment would do nothing but harm a significant portion of our community, and that’s not something I can stand by and let happen.”
In response to the vote, Minnesotans United for All Families released the following statement:
Minnesotans United for All Families is thrilled to add the city of Falcon Heights to the growing list of Minnesotans voting no on the amendment. The vote illustrates the growing momentum sweeping across the state to speak out against this amendment that would exclude gays and lesbians from the rights and responsibilities of marriage. We believe the vote acknowledges that love belongs to everyone, and that marriage is about love and commitment. We thank the city of Falcon Heights for a resolution that shows the importance of treating everyone as you would like to be treated. We thank the city council for its vote and look forward to working together to have important conversations with Minnesotans about the importance of voting no.Back to top