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Room & Board Becomes Newest Minnesota Business to Oppose Freedom-Limiting Marriage Amendment

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Kate Brickman, Press Secretary
Phone Number: 612-460-1219

August 29, 2012 – Minneapolis, MN – Room & Board – the Minneapolis-based retailer of home furniture and accessories – formally opposes the constitutional amendment that would limit the freedom to marry for committed, same-sex couples in Minnesota, according to a statement issued today. Room & Board, which is headquartered in Minnesota and employs 660 individuals nationwide, said that opposing this harmful amendment is supported by the company’s long-standing dedication to “strengthening home and families,” and they urged Minnesotans to support inclusion by voting ‘no’ in November.

Minnesotans United for All Families – the official coalition campaign working to defeat the freedom-limiting marriage amendment – issued the following statement today welcoming Room & Board to the growing list of Minnesota businesses opposing this amendment:

“The business case against this amendment is clear – as nearly 200 businesses of all sizes from across Minnesota have made their opposition to this amendment clear by joining our coalition. We’re honored to welcome Room & Board as the newest member of the Vote No coalition, and our campaign applauds the company for standing up for all Minnesota families. This amendment would permanently and negatively impact thousands of families and children across our state by constitutionally limiting their freedoms, and it simply represents too much government intrusion into Minnesotans’ personal lives. Room & Board’s decision to oppose this amendment demonstrates its unwavering commitment to strong families and a strong society.”

The Minnesotans United for All Families coalition is one of the broadest grassroots campaigns Minnesota has ever seen, with more than 620 businesses, faith communities, political organizations, nonprofits, labor unions, cities, and law firms united in opposition to limiting Minnesotans’ freedom to marry.

For a full coalition list, please click here.

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