Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi is the latest in a growing list of law firms to announce a formal opposition to the marriage amendment that will be on this fall’s ballot. The amendment would define marriage between one man and one woman if passed.
Managing Partner Steven Schumeister issued this statement:
“Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi has long stood for equal access to government and social justice and equality for all members of society. Throughout its history, RKMC has championed diversity and inclusion as core values of the firm. Therefore, while recognizing and acknowledging deeply held views on both sides of the issue, the executive board voted to formally oppose the amendment since passage of the proposed constitutional amendment would foreclose access to all the state’s branches of government by current and future generations of Minnesotans.”
Minnesotans United for All Families, a group organizing efforts to defeat the amendment, raised $3.1 million from January through mid-June of 2012. Minnesota for Marriage a group working on the other side of the issue raised $1.4 million since last year.
For a complete list of the law firms (there were 25 at last check) who have joined the Minnesotans United for All Families coalition, head here and skip down to the Page No. 7.