St. Paul, Minn. – The Macalester College Board of Trustees voted Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, to oppose the constitutional amendment going before Minnesota voters in November that would define marriage as being between one man and one woman.  The Board’s resolution reads as follows:

The Macalester College Board of Trustees unanimously expresses its opposition to the proposed Minnesota marriage amendment.  The Board feels that this amendment denies basic human dignity and rights to our citizens.  Such a denial is antithetical to the mission of the college.

The Board’s decision aligns with the college’s faculty who voted to oppose the amendment last month.

Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a national liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 2,035 students. Macalester is nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, internationalism, multiculturalism and civic engagement. 

October 6 2012

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