Editor's Note: This letter was originally sent to St. Louis Park City Council members by a resident after the council announced intentions to pass a resolution . That amendment would create a constitutional ban on gay marriage in Minnesota.
I just learned on Wednesday of last week that the City Council is considering this resolution, too late for me to submit an editorial to the Sun Newspaper. It appears to me that this proposed resolution was put together without the proper opportunity for the citizens of SLP to make their opinions known. How can you possibly make a resolution stating that the City opposes the Minnesota Marriage Amendment when you haven't talked to everyone in St. Louis Park?
My information is that you will be voting at the City Council meeting on Monday, March 5, on whether or not to adopt a resolution stating the City of St. Louis Park does not support the Minnesota Marriage Amendment. If you do vote, and if that is the consensus, I would like to ask you to do me a favor.
Since I did vote for many of you in elections over the years, you represent me. Please let the Council Meeting minutes show that not everyone in St. Louis Park supports your resolution. I support the constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Marriage is defined as the union between one man and one woman.
Thank you for listening. I hope and pray that you will think hard and pray about how you will proceed regarding this proposed resolution.
-Joan Fenton, St. Louis Park resident