November 14, 2011; Source: MinnPost | The Sierra Club North Star has taken a position against controversial legislation that would define marriage as between one man and one woman, thus effectively banning gay marriage in Minnesota. It is an interesting proposition, since presumably some of the chapter’s base might be eroded through the choice. Of course, on the other hand, they may attract additional members through their willingness to interconnect the issues. The statement made by the group was short but to the point:
“To achieve our mission of environmental protection and a sustainable future for our planet, we must attain social justice and human rights at home and around the globe. The Sierra Club North Star Chapter has a long history of working together to protect our communities and our planet. We do not tolerate injustice, and we will not stand by and allow our state constitution to be used as a means of dividing communities and harming families.”
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