It is not the first time that MAPE affirms its support to the LGBT community. In 2001, the public employee union supported efforts of Gov. Jesse Ventura to have advantages of partner included in contractual negotiations for workers of the state, even if the republicans stopped this effort.
"We were supportive of domestic partner benefits in 2001 because of our union’s belief in fairness and equality for all. We remain committed to making sure that all of our members, their families or any Minnesotan is not subjected to discrimination," Jim Monroe, executive director of MAPE, said in statement.
The AFL-CIO, AFSCME Council 5 and the SEIU have also announced opposition to the amendment as reports The Minnesota Independent.