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People who process marriage license applications in Polk County anticipate little change due to Minnesota legalizing same-sex marriage. Michelle Cote, director of property records at the Polk County Government Center in Crookston, said she had received no inquiries about the law change by mid-day Tuesday.
Minnesota gays and their supporters could not contain their enthusiasm during a 45-minute ceremony featuring Gov. Mark Dayton signing the historic legislation. An estimated 6,000 people crowded in front of the Capitol in temperatures topping 90 degrees to cheer Dayton.
Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, DFL-Plummer, one of just three DFLers to vote Monday against legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota, said today the four-hour debate was heartfelt and moving but did not shake his longstanding belief that marriage should be between one man and one woman.
Minnesota’s Senate is scheduled to debate and vote today on a bill to add the state to the growing list of those that allow gay marriage. It’s the last step before Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, who has promised to sign legislation, signs the bill.
Minnesota is a Senate vote and a governor’s signature away from becoming the 12th state to allow gay marriage. Same-sex marriage supporters are optimistic because the House was regarded as the biggest hurdle. After the bill passed the House surprisingly easily 75-59, they were euphoric.
Hundreds of people on both sides of the gay marriage issue are expressing their viewpoints at the Minnesota Capitol where the House is expected to cast a historic vote on legislation legalizing same-gender unions.
A freshman Democratic state representative from a socially conservative district said Friday that he'd support the bill to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota, a key pickup for supporters as votes on the issue get closer at the Capitol.
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