What did the justice tell Dean Johnson? The chief justice of Minnesota's Supreme Court denied Monday that any member of his court had discussed the state's current same-sex marriage ban with Senate Majority Leader Dean Johnson, DFL-Willmar. Johnson has retracted earlier claims that three justices had assured him they would not strike down the ban, but maintained he had a casual conversation about the ban with one of the justices.11:06 a.m.
Tom Scheck: Minnesota Public Radio Capitol reporter
Don Betzold: Chair of the Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee. (DFL)
Sandra Gardebring Ogren: Former Minnesota Supreme Court justice. Gardebring Ogren is currently the vice president for institutional advancement at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.
What is marriage? Everyone's talking about marriage these days. The debate rages from pulpits to the Minnesota Capitol. Most of the discussion centers on who can get married -- whether gays and lesbians should have that right. We backed up a step and asked, What is marriage?12:06 p.m.