Northwestern Faculty Senate Votes to Oppose the Constitutional Marriage Amendment

Kate Martin | September 18, 2012

Faculty Senate joins other faculties publicly opposing the amendment.

Recently, the inaugural, representative Faculty Senate of Northwestern Health Sciences University voted to accept a resolution to oppose the November election amendment to the Minnesota State Constitution which would define marriage as only between people of opposite gender. Other institution faculties publicly opposing the amendment include St. Olaf, Augsburg, William Mitchell College of Law and the University of Minnesota. Northwestern Health Sciences University, as an institution, does not take a position on the amendment.

The resolution process and the subsequent vote acknowledge a wide range of faculty opinions on the matter. Faculty Affairs Committee, forum, small group and one-on-one meetings between representative senators and members of their constituencies preceded the vote.

If you would like more information about the process or the resolution, please contact Dr. Anita Manne, Chair of the Faculty Senate’s Faculty Affairs Committee. You may reach her at

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