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Twin Cities religious leaders hold service to celebrate marriage amendment defeat

Posted by: $author Updated: November 9, 2012 - 10:24 AM

Twin Cities religious leaders from a variety of faith traditions plan to gather Sunday at a Minneapolis church for a service to celebrate the defeat of the marriage amendment.

Plymouth Congregational Church’s “Celebrating Healing Minnesota” service at 7 p.m. will feature several faith leaders, including the Rev. Grant Stevensen, faith director for Minnesotans United for All Families, the main group that worked to defeat the amendment.

The proposed measure -- which sought to change the state constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and woman -- failed to win a majority vote on Tuesday.

Over the past year, hundreds of religious leaders across Minnesota weighed in on the divisive amendment, with many supporting it while others campaigned against it.

The Sunday service of speakers, spiritual reflection and song is co-sponsored by Out Front Minnesota, Westminster Presbyterian, First Universalist Church of Minneapolis, Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Temple Israel, Unity Church-Unitarian, Lutheran Church of the Redeemer and the Minnesota Conference United Church of Christ.

For more information, check out www.plymouth.org
 

 

 

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