The Minnesota Senate Monday voted to legalize same-sex marriage, sending the measure to Gov. Mark Dayton, who plans to sign it into law in a ceremony Tuesday evening. The Senate's 37-30 vote came three days after the House also approved the legislation allowing same-sex couples to be legally married in the state.
The Minnesota Senate on Monday joined the House in approving a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. Gov. Mark Dayton will sign the bill into law Tuesday. Minnesota will be the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage and the first Midwestern state to do so via legislative action.
Live video of the Minnesota Senate's debate over the same-sex marriage bill.
Minnesota Senate will vote today on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage. Many lawmakers are taking positions that conflict with the way the majority of their constituents voted last fall on the amendment to define marriage in the state Constitution. That could spell re-election trouble.
A look at how the bill works, who it could affect, what got the state got to this point, and where Minnesota falls in spread of same-sex marriage around the country and worldwide.
With Minnesota now poised to become the 12th state to legalize same sex marriage it's worth pausing a moment to consider how we got here.
Same-sex marriage is a big step closer to being legal in Minnesota, with Thursday's state House vote 75-59 in favor. But groups on both sides of the issue are already measuring the political fallout from the vote and what it will mean for next year's election.
Hear extended excerpts of many state representatives speaking for and against the same-sex marriage bill that passed the Minnesota House on May 9, 2013 by a vote of 75-59.
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Six months after Minnesotans rejected a constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage, the Minnesota House Thursday made an historic turn, voting to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota.
Less than six months after a GOP-backed Minnesota constitutional amendment aimed at banning same-sex marriage failed at the polls, the new Democratic-led Legislature voted Thursday, May 9, 2013, to legalize it. As lawmakers debated and voted, thousands of supporters and opponents of the bill rallied in the Capitol's rotunda.
Less than six months after a Republican-backed Minnesota constitutional amendment aimed at banning same-sex marriage failed at the polls, the new Democratic-led Legislature is set to vote on a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. Follow the historic debate and vote in the House on our live blog.
For many of those in the Minnesota House of Representatives, today's vote on legalized same-sex marriage carries significant political risk. In Aitkin last year, a solid majority of people voted for the constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage. Even so, the first-term representative from the area has indicated he will vote for legalizing same-sex marriage.
Big crowds are expected at the Minnesota Capitol Thursday as the Minnesota House prepares to vote on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.
The Minnesota Legislature is close to deciding whether to legalize same-sex marriage.
A Democrat who was on the fence as to whether to support a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota says he will vote for the bill.