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Wonderful step. I want to see Minnesota on the right side of civil rights and marriage equality. I congratulate the Republicans who are willing to buck their own party's platform to vote for this.
What a wonderful day! Our nation is moving quickly on this issue. It is time for Minnesota to join the other states who have passed bills allowing all loving couples the freedom to marry.
*grumbles* Look. A lot of my friends are gay. I have no issues with gay marriage at all. HOWEVER. Republicans in the last couple years were given crap for making social change a larger priority then the budget, and it burned them this past election cycle. Now all of a sudden its OK to focus on it now that Democrats are in charge?! I'm a moderate Democrat at heart. I want gay marriage to be legal. I want my friends to have the same benefits and rights I have. But priorities first please. Fix the state and then next year lets get this done.
It's long past time when this fear-based law should be changed. Our gay friends and relatives deserve to have the same right to marry that we enjoy. There is simply no reason to withhold that right from them.
It's interesting the Republicans argue that gay marriage would affect the businesses who morally object to the concept. Well that does make sense as the couple will simply go somewhere that doesn't object. If only there were a term to describe such a concept, ah yes, a free market.
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