The Catholic Church in Minnesota gets behind the new Marriage Amendment:
"Minnesotans Should Decide the Future of Marriage in their State"
Marriage between one man and one woman sustains our civil society and promotes the common good.
That is the view of Minnesota’s Roman Catholic bishops, who were encouraged today by the introduction of legislation in the Minnesota Senate that, if passed by both houses, would place a constitutional amendment on the ballot in November 2012. If approved by the people, the Minnesota Constitution would declare that only the union of one man and one woman shall be considered "marriage" in Minnesota.
According to Jason Adkins, executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference-the Church’s public policy voice-the purpose of marriage is to ensure the well-being of children and, as a result, properly nurture the next generation of society. "Reason, science, and experience all show that children need a mother and a father," he said.
... "The people of Minnesota should have the opportunity to preserve an institution that pre-dates government and has been the bedrock of society for thousands of years."
"Let the people vote."