After an historic vote last week in the Minnesota House, the Minnesota Senate will debate and vote today on SF 925, which would grant same-sex couples the freedom to marry in that state.Debate is scheduled to begin at noon Central Time (1 p.m. Eastern Time). Click here, here, and here for live streaming video.The bill is expected to pass in the DFL (Democratic)-controlled Senate -- the House was the bigger hurdle by far -- and pro-equality Democratic Governor Mark Dayton has pledged to sign the bill into law tomorrow.Minnesota will be the 12th state to join the marriage equality column, and the first Midwestern state to do so legislatively. (Iowa became a marriage equality state in 2009 thanks to a decision by the state Supreme Court.) Gay and lesbian couples will be able to wed in Minnesota beginning on August 1. Continue reading "Today: Minnesota Senate Poised to Pass Marriage Equality"...

Today: Minnesota Senate Poised to Pass Marriage Equality

Mon, 13 May 2013 11:30A

minnesota.jpgAfter an historic vote last week in the Minnesota House, the Minnesota Senate will debate and vote today on SF 925, which would grant same-sex couples the freedom to marry in that state.

Debate is scheduled to begin at noon Central Time (1 p.m. Eastern Time). Click here, here, and here for live streaming video.

The bill is expected to pass in the DFL (Democratic)-controlled Senate -- the House was the bigger hurdle by far -- and pro-equality Democratic Governor Mark Dayton has pledged to sign the bill into law tomorrow.

Minnesota will be the 12th state to join the marriage equality column, and the first Midwestern state to do so legislatively. (Iowa became a marriage equality state in 2009 thanks to a decision by the state Supreme Court.) Gay and lesbian couples will be able to wed in Minnesota beginning on August 1.

Continue reading "Today: Minnesota Senate Poised to Pass Marriage Equality"...

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