The student senate at Northwestern College in Roseville is supporting the concept that marriage is only between a man and woman.
But in recently adopting that resolution, the student group avoided declaring a position on the proposed Minnesota constitutional amendment, says Isaac Schultz, a member of Northwestern's student senate. (The proposed state Marriage Admendment would legally define marriage as being only between a man and a woman.)
"Our purpose is to engage students in a discussion and this (resolution) does it in a way" that is consistent with Northwestern's Biblical and Christian beliefs, Schultz told Roseville Patch. He added the student senate didn't want to disenfranchise any students by taking an official stand on the Marriage Admendment.
Meanwhile, Isaac said he doesn't expect the campus to bring in speakers from Minnesota for Marriage or Minnesotans United for All Families to debate the Marriage Amendment. Instead, he anticipates the issue will be held at a break-out session after daily chapel. (Northwestern is a private Christian liberal arts college.)
Schultz said one reason why the student senate wanted to express its viewpoint was to become part of the community discussion, noting the Roseville City Council recently adopted a resolution opposing the Marriage Amendment.
"The Roseville City Council decision was against what we believe," Schultz said.
To read Rosville Patch's story about the Roseville Counci's recent resolution on the Marriage Amendment, click on to this link.