Minneapolis City Council votes against ban on marriage equality

The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously against a proposed state constitutional amendment to ban marriage for same-sex couples in Minnesota. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak will sign the measure, which also urges state residents to vote against the amendment in November. “We took this step because it is critical that every person in Minneapolis can make a commitment to the person they love,” said Mayor R.T. Rybak. “Minneapolis has a history of embracing diversity, and we’re a stronger community for it,” said Council Member Elizabeth Glidden.

[CBS Minnesota]

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