Mayor Brede and the city of Rochester continue to fight for equality for all of our citizens.
From: Brede, Ardell
Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 3:39 PM
To: Kvenvold, Steve
Subject: FW: Meet the Mayors for the Freedom to Marry
Steven; I would like you to share this email and associated video with the council. While my name is not yet listed I have signed on and stood in support of the issue when in Washington last week at the US Conference of Mayors. As you know Minnesota has a Constitutional Amendment on this year’s General Election ballot, one I asked in my State of the City address to defeat. Our constitution already defines marriage as between a man and a women. This constitutional amendment is unnecessary and in my opinion we should move towards the Freedom to Marry proposal. The first step is to defeat this year’s constitutional amendment.
I understand both Duluth and St. Paul City Councils have approved a resolution to oppose the amendment on the November 6th ballot. I would like us to consider doing the same. We approved the Domestic Partner Registry and this is one more step to eliminate injustice and discrimination.
From: Evan Wolfson, Freedom to Marry [mailto:editor@FreedomToMarry.
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2012 12:06 PM
To: Brede, Ardell
Subject: Meet the Mayors for the Freedom to Marry