Key vote puts Minnesota in line to become 1st Midwestern Legislature to pass gay marriage law. -SS @ap
— Inquirer Group (@inquirerdotnet) May 9, 2013
The dam continues to break:
The Minnesota House voted 75-59 Thursday to pass a marriage equality bill through the legislature, passing the most significant hurdle the bill faces before becoming law. … The vote for passage came after lawmakers voted down an amendment to replace “marriage” with “civil unions” in the bill — a move by Republican Rep. Tim Kelly that would have effectively eliminated marriage in Minnesota. The vote against the amendment was 22-111.
The Senate is expected to vote on — and pass — the bill on Monday, and Gov. Mark Dayton has pledged to sign the bill if it passes.