While more than a dozen Minnesota city councils have voted to opposed the proposed marriage amendment on the November ballot, the city of North Mankato is opting to stay out of the debate.
The council had been asked by amendment opponents to hold a public hearing on the matter but voted Monday night not to schedule a session.
Television station KEYC in Mankato quoted Council Member Diane Norland:
“I think our work is sewers, parks, those kinds of things. I do not think that is our arena of work.”
At least 13 other city councils around the state, including Mankato, have voted to oppose the amendment.