Several hundred people exercised their lungs and freedom of speech in the Minnesota Capitol on Saturday, awaiting a hot House debate about whether child care providers and personal care attendants should join unions.RELATED CONTENT
The Minnesota House defeated a public works funding bill this afternoon, but even with a Monday adjournment deadline looming it still could come back up.
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Senators voted 37-30 Monday to remove a state law that bans same-sex marriage. The vote followed a Thursday 75-59 House vote, leaving Gov. Mark Dayton’s signature the only task remaining before gays can marry starting Aug. 1.RELATED CONTENT
Opponents said they expect the bill to pass today, making Minnesota the 12th state to allow same-sex couples to wed.RELATED CONTENT
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Gay marriage supporters feel victory in the air.
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