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Phil Duran, staff attorney for OutFront Minnesota, and Ardell Brede, mayor of Rochester, listen during Red Wing's public forum Tuesday on domestic partnership registries. Under the possible ordinance, couples would pay a fee of $50 to be recognized as domestic partners by the city.

Public forum held to discuss domestic partnership registry in Red Wing

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A group urging a domestic partnership registry in Red Wing is taking the next steps to making the registry a reality.

Red Wing Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays held a public forum Tuesday evening at Christ Episcopal Church at which a proposed first draft of the ordinance was shown to the public.


"We can live up to our own dreams that we are a community that embraces diversity," local attorney Jack Strobel said in support of the registry.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.