Lutherans in Minnesota

Augsburg College opposes marriage amendment

Augsburg College is the second higher educational institution in Minnesota to publicly oppose the proposed marriage amendment to the State Constitution. Capella University announced its opposition in July.

Augsburg College President Paul C. Pribbenow’s office formally joined the coalition to defeat the marriage amendment on August 21 of behalf of the school. Augsburg College has an enrollment of 4,000 students of diverse backgrounds and employs 570 staff and faculty.

Augsburg College alumni first brought the amendment to the attention of Pribbenow. He said his decision was grounded in a theology of welcome, a commitment to fostering civil dialogue, and an effort to end discrimination.

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