Augsburg College is publicly opposing the amendment to ban gay marriage in Minnesota's constitution.
The announcement Tuesday makes the Minneapolis liberal arts school the first traditional university in the state to come out against the amendment. The Minneapolis-based online institution Capella University has also gone on record against it.
This week the Winona City Council declined to take action on a request from the City's Human Rights Commission to have the council oppose the amendment. A motion to support the Commission's opposition died for lack of a second 12 other cities, including Mankato, are on record opposing the marriage amendment.
MinnesotansUnited for All Families, the campaign against the amendment, says Augsburg President Paul Pribbenow's office joined its coalition this week. Augsburg is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. Five of Minnesota's six ELCA synods have also gone on record against the amendment.