House Civil Law Committee
Same-sex marriage bills are advancing at the State Capitol as on Tuesday, two legislative committees passed them. This is the first time that any Minnesota legislative committee has ever backed marriage rights for gay couples.
A Minnesota Senate committee has approved a bill that would legalize gay marriage in the state. The bill was endorsed on a 5 to 3 party-line vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee with all Democrats in favor and all Republicans opposed.
Committees in the Minnesota House and Senate are poised to vote on — and likely pass — bills to legalize same-sex marriage Tuesday.
Opponents of legalizing gay marriage in Minnesota are holding a rally at the Capitol.