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As signing ceremony approaches, Minn. marriage bill sponsors say ‘It’s personal’

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Gay marriage sponsors Rep. Karen Clark, right, and Sen. Scott Dibble celebrate after the Minnesota House passed the gay marriage bill on May 9. The two openly gay  Minnesota state lawmakers, who respectively sponsored the measure in the state House and Senate, will witness Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton sign the bill in a ceremony on Tuesday on the front steps of Minnesota’'s Capitol.Photo: Jim Mone, AP
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- When Gov. Mark Dayton adds his signature to the bill legalizing gay marriage in Minnesota later Tuesday, its two main sponsors will stand triumphantly beside him admiring the fruits of their long and often demoralizing struggle for gay rights. [...]

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Minn. Republicans introduce civil unions bill to derail gay marriage effort

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
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ST. PAUL, Minn. — A group of Minnesota Republicans introduced a bill Wednesday to let gay couples join in civil unions, calling it an alternative to same-sex marriage that could end a corrosive fight on the issue. [...]

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BREAKING: Marriage equality bill unveiled at Minnesota state capitol

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Lawmakers formally launched a long-anticipated effort Wednesday to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota by summer, and gay couples and their small children crowded the kickoff news conference - an image meant to show family diversity already exists in the state. [...]

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Minnesota governor calls for marriage equality legislation this year

Thursday, February 7, 2013
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SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- In his annual State of the State address, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton on Wednesday called on state lawmakers to put forward legislation this year that would legalize same-sex marriage. [...]

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Minnesota lawmaker to take the lead on same-sex marriage bill this session

Friday, January 4, 2013
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An openly gay lawmaker in Minnesota said he will take the lead in the state Senate on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage during the 2013 legislative session. [...]

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Minnesota state Senate approves ballot initiative to ban same-sex marriage

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
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The Minnesota state Senate on Wednesday voted to approve a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, advancing the measure another step closer to appearing on the 2012 ballot. [...]

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