St. Paul Lutherans likely to oppose gay marriage ban at weekend meeting

The St. Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America holds its annual meeting Saturday in Burnsville and is expected to oppose the gay marriage ban amendment that will be on the November ballot, the Star Tribune reports.

On the other hand, Catholic bishops around the state are actively working to pass the gay marriage ban.

The St. Paul Lutheran synod represents 115 congregations.

The ELCA’s Minneapolis Area Synod and three other Minnesota synods have already voted to opposed the amendment. The ELCA has about 800,000 members in the state, the second largest religious denomination in the state; there are about 1.2 million Catholics.

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