Minnesota to become 12th state to legalize gay marriage

  • Article by: Baird Helgeson and Jim Ragsdale , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 14, 2013 - 9:59 AM

With Senate vote Monday and Gov. Mark Dayton's signature Tuesday evening, Minnesota is about to become the 12th state to legalize gay marriage.

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keaton12May. 13, 1310:32 PM

Minnesota consists of 2 states. Minneapolis and everyone else.

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horacedjonesMay. 13, 1310:34 PM

Leroy Stumpf, Dan Sparks and Lyle Koenen - do you really believe in continuing this discrimination? Or are you keeping an eye on your re-election? Shame on you. Time for you to move on.

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kebu80May. 13, 1310:53 PM

Extremely sad day in Minnesota! The extremist push on and win their way in another battle when most Minnesotans are not looking. Minnesota, the next California, sad to say!

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freepress57May. 13, 1310:55 PM

Welcome to the slippery slope. Those who voted for this in both the house and senate beware many will remember this! To bad you can quickly vote on this and not on more important items that can help the poor and education that is needed in this state! This is not as important as the other needs of our fair state! Call it a civil union but not a marriage and give them the same rights.

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furguson11May. 13, 1311:05 PM

"Sen. Dan Hall, R-Burnsville, pleaded with colleagues to vote the bill down: “Don’t vote what you know is morally wrong,” said Hall, a former CEO of Midwest Chaplains. “May God help us." My God has grace, we'll all be fine.

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Chaz_MackMay. 13, 1311:14 PM

No matter how many laws are passed by legislatures or Congress, same-sex marriage will never be "equal" to the marriage covenant between a man and a woman. And having this opinion does not make me a hater, a homophobe, or a bigot. Go ahead, slam the thumbs down icon.

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minn12May. 13, 1311:18 PM

I hope all you people who voted down the constitutional amenendment are happy now. You were played for fools and lied to, when the liberals told you it was not needed, since gay marriage is 'already against the law'. Remember this betrayal next election and vote these people out of office.

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friessboyMay. 13, 1311:34 PM

A truly sad day for Minnesota. Next they will be confiscating your guns. So why did I move to Arizona? Less taxes and less liberals.

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kd5757May. 13, 1311:51 PM

This is a great day for Minnesota! Similar to those legislators throughout our country that opposed Jim Crow laws or who fought for interracial marriage in years past, our legislators that voted for the marriage amendment will go down in history as defenders of civil rights. Shame on those legislators who hid behind religion to justify their bigotry. You are the segregationists of the 21st century.

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edallanMay. 13, 1311:52 PM

Good! Congratulations, Minnesotans! With this vote, you've brought America one step closer towards the "more perfect union" for which our Constitution was established and take pride in being able to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, "with liberty and justice for all," with honesty and integrity. For opponents of marriage equality, please feel comforted that your religious institutions continue free to refuse to honor, let alone celebrate, marriages between people of different races, interfaith marriages, marriages of people who've been divorced, or marriages among two loving people of any other description whom you don't approve of.

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