Minnesota Companies that Oppose the Marriage Amendment

A list of those that have come out against a proposal for the state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman.

On Nov. 6, Minnesotans will vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between a man and a woman—which would limit marriage to opposite sex couples.

The following companies and business leaders have come out against the amendment. ( for a list of companies that support the amendment.)

Do you know of a company or business leader who’s taken a stand on the issue—either for or against? Let us know in the comments below.

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Companies That Oppose the Marriage Amendment

  • 2d Cloud
  • Adeline, Inc. Salon - Duluth
  • Advance Consulting
  • Affina
  • Alexander Law Office, PA
  • Allen J. Oh Law Office
  • AM 950 The Progressive Voice of Minnesota
  • Aqua-rius Consulting
  • Arrowplane
  • Art With a Point
  • At Sara's Table Chester Creek Café, Duluth
  • Aurora Consulting
  • Baillon Thome Jozwiak Miller & Wanta LLP
  • BD Portraits
  • Beno's Deli
  • Benjamin Leach Farmer's Insurance Agency
  • Berens & Miller, PA
  • The Bibelot Shops
  • Big Table Studio
  • Billy Scott Farmer's Insurance Agency
  • Blooming Grounds Coffee House
  • Bluestem Construction
  • Blue Heron Coffeehouse
  • Bluff Country Co-Op
  • The Book Shelf
  • The Bortel Firm, LLC
  • Buchholz & Burke, PLLC
  • Burton Art Studios
  • Butter Bakery Café
  • Buuji, Inc.
  • Carol Lewis, Attorney at Law
  • Catalyst Studios, Inc.
  • Chewzy Dogs, LLC dba Just Dogs! Gourmet
  • Chinese Foo Dog Club of America
  • Chitwood & Davey PLLC
  • Christopher Straub
  • Computer Dock
  • Cooper & Reid, LLC
  • Dawnview Coffee Co.
  • Design Forty Five
  • Dibs Café
  • DriveTrain Agency, LLC
  • Dunwold & Peterson PA
  • EatonGolden, Inc.
  • Ed's No-Name Bar of Winona
  • Electric Fetus, Duluth
  • Evidence Based Specialists
  • Evolutions
  • Expressions of Wellness Massage
  • First Avenue & 7th Street Entry
  • First Tech
  • Flint Law
  • Frew Law Office
  • Fun City Dogs
  • Gavin/Solmonese, LLC
  • Gema Cards and Coasters
  • General Mills
  • Goldstein Law Office, PA
  • Graywolf Press
  • Great Lakes Window & Siding/Owens Corning Basement Finishing System of Minnesota
  • H&B Gallery
  • Halunen and Associates
  • Heltzer & Houghtaling, PA
  • Hannah Johnson Fabrics
  • Herbal Turtle Farm
  • Honest-1 Auto Care
  • Iconic Images dba Venture Photography
  • Imagehaus
  • Inner Peace Therapy & Yoga
  • International Kennel Society
  • ipHouse
  • J Lydia Salon
  • J One, LLC
  • Jansen & Palmer, LLC
  • John Sonnek & Son Photography
  • JoAnn Thomas Classical Homeopathy
  • Johnathon Monto Films
  • Kane Consulting
  • Kate Sommers Photography
  • Keller Williams Realty - Shannon Lindstrom
  • Khazana Imports
  • Kolter Bicycle
  • Landkammer Designs
  • Laughingstock Designs
  • Law Office of Kelcey Patrick-Ferree
  • The Law Office of Jerry A. Burg
  • LEGALnudge, LLC
  • Lehmann Consulting, Inc.
  • Libera Knapp, PA
  • Lillemo and Associates, LLC
  • Linder Dittberner & Bryant, Ltd.
  • Lockridge Grindal Nauen, PLLP
  • Lucy Coffee Cafe
  • Lunalux
  • Mandala Center for Wellness
  • MandalaTea.com
  • Maschka, Riedy & Ries Law Firm
  • McLooney Tunes
  • MediaBeacon, Inc.
  • Merchant Services Minnesota
  • Middle English
  • Midwest Quaker Resources
  • Milkweed Editions
  • Miller Riedy & Ries Law Firm
  • Miller O'Brien Cummins, PLLP
  • Min Enterprises Photography, LLC
  • Minnesota Life Celebrations, LLC
  • Minnesota Machine Women's Football Team
  • Minnesota Vixen Women's Football Team
  • Minnesota Women's Press
  • Minnesota Playlist
  • Mobile Pet Doctor
  • Moxie Java
  • My SCENE City LLC
  • NADA advertising
  • Nichols Kaster Attorneys at Law
  • Nicklay Agency - Farmer's Insurance
  • Nicole Houff Photography
  • Nilan Johnson Lewis, PA
  • Nina Hale, Inc. Search Engine Marketing
  • Nokomis Pet Clinic
  • Northern Lights Counseling Center
  • Northern Sun Merchandising
  • Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, LLP
  • Orion Corporation of Minnesota
  • Oursell, Inc.
  • Paperbacks and Pieces
  • Paul Law Firm
  • Peace Out Clothing Co.
  • Peapods Natural Toys and Baby Care
  • PETERSSEN/KELLER architecture
  • Picaresque II
  • Pieces of the Past
  • PilotVibe, LLC
  • Pipe Dream Toys
  • Pretty Things on Third
  • Price McCluer and Plachecki
  • Proud Marriage
  • Rebel Ink Printing
  • Reitan Law Office
  • Reiter & Schiller, PA
  • Relaxation Zone
  • Renovation Systems, Inc.
  • Right at Home
  • Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP
  • The Rochester Girls, Inc.
  • ROR Tax Professionals
  • Rox Minneapolis Jewelry
  • RussellCo
  • Rx 4 Success
  • Sacred Panda
  • Sala Yoga
  • The Saloon
  • SevnthSin
  • Seward Co-op Grocery and Deli
  • Shannon Porter Photography
  • Sidewalk Dog, Inc.
  • Skelly Video Productions
  • Smart Set, Inc.
  • Smith Studio
  • Solera Restaurant and Event Center
  • Song Hong & Associates, Inc.
  • Sorella Wine & Spirits
  • St. Jude Medical
  • Streater & Murphy, PA
  • The Suicide Commandos Punk Rock Band
  • Tatü Royale
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Town Life Magazine
  • Triangle Accounting
  • Trellage-Ferrill Architecture & Art
  • Valley Bookseller
  • Warehouse Liquor, Winona
  • Welna II Hardware, LLP
  • Wermerskirchen & Blomquist, LLC
  • Westrums
  • Whole Foods Co-Op, Duluth
  • Wilde Roast Café
  • Wildhearts Hedgehogs
  • Wolf Rohr McKenzie & Gemberling, PA
  • Yarnology

Business Leaders Who Oppose the Marriage Amendment

  • Bill George, former Medtronic CEO
  • Ken Powell, CEO of General Mills
  • Daniel Sparks, CEO of St. Jude
  • Cynthia Daube, owner of Daube's Cakes & Bakery
  • John Taft, head of RBC Wealth Management in the U.S.
  • Charlie Zelle, president and CEO of Jefferson Lines and chair of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce board
Joyce October 02, 2012 at 02:40 PM
No, Donald; as much as you would like to interpret "settled science" that way, no. Settled science is the science that is found consistently to work in every test to which it is subjected.
Donald Lee October 02, 2012 at 04:43 PM
Correct. There is no "settled science". There are corners of every area of science where on the fringes there are tests that fail conventional wisdom. This is what drives continuing investigation. This is the point. There is no "settled science" - only the current understanding, which is always incomplete.
Orono October 28, 2012 at 06:31 AM
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20121027/OPINION03/121026026/The-Register-endorsement-Mitt-Romney-offers-a-fresh-economic-vision?Frontpage&nclick_check=1 LOL!
Susan November 06, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Orono, we have a friendly wager for charity going here: http://stillwater.patch.com/articles/who-won-the-presidential-debate-twin-cities-patch-reacts Do you want in?
Greg May 23, 2013 at 03:39 AM
LOL Unbelievable, that a community would invest so much time and energy over a definition when a definition already exists. Why not start a new definition and leave the old one intact.


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