Marriage Equality Update

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.