The Sierra Club North Star Chapter, the environmental group that might be expected to be concerned about mating habits of wolves or muskies, says it opposes the anti-gay marriage amendment to the state Constitution that will be on the Minnesota ballot in November 2012.
The proposed amendment would define marriage as an institution between one man and one woman, effectively banning gay marriage in the state.
The group says it is the first environmental organization in Minnesota to publicly stand “against enshrining discrimination in the state’s constitution.”
According to a statement from the group:
“To achieve our mission of environmental protection and a sustainable future for our planet, we must attain social justice and human rights at home and around the globe,” said Margaret Levin, the state director of the Sierra Club North Star Chapter. “The Sierra Club North Star Chapter has a long history of working together to protect our communities and our planet. We do not tolerate injustice, and we will not stand by and allow our state constitution to be used as a means of dividing communities and harming families.”