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Same-sex marriage bill advances in Minnesota

Published May 10. 2013 4:00AM
Glen Stubbe,The Star Tribune/AP Photo
Advocates for both sides chant, sing and plead while the Minnesota House takes up a same-sex marriage bill Thursday in St. Paul, Minn. A historic vote Thursday in the House positioned that state to become the 12th in the country to allow gay marriages and the first in the Midwest to pass such a law out of its Legislature. Lawmakers approved it 75-59, a critical step for the measure that would allow same-sex weddings beginning this summer. It's a startling shift in the state, where just six months earlier voters turned back an effort to ban gay marriage in the Minnesota Constitution.

Advocates for both sides chant, sing and plead while the Minnesota House takes up a same-sex marriage bill Thursday in St. Paul, Minn.

A historic vote Thursday in the House positioned that state to become the 12th in the country to allow gay marriages and the first in the Midwest to pass such a law out of its Legislature. Lawmakers approved it 75-59, a critical step for the measure that would allow same-sex weddings beginning this summer.

It's a startling shift in the state, where just six months earlier voters turned back an effort to ban gay marriage in the Minnesota Constitution.

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