Marriage Equality Bill Survives GOP Moves To Block

Associated Press
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March 14, 2013

The bill to allow gay weddings in Minnesota has survived several moves by Senate Republicans to block it.

Majority Democrats defeated Republicans motions on Wednesday to stall the bill’s progress during a Senate floor session and in a Rules Committee meeting. Republicans say they want more information about whether it would cost tax money to allow gay couples to marry, either in court costs or state employee benefits.

The bill’s backers say any costs would be tough to estimate and not very high.