Gay marriage supporters feel victory in the air.
Their confidence is high as Minnesota state representatives plan to vote on overturning an existing same-sex marriage ban on Thursday, with senators following in a few days.
“We’ve felt pretty good in the Senate for a long time,” bill sponsor Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, said after the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday passed his measure on a split voice vote.
Even gay marriage opponent Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, said the bill probably will pass the Senate. But he expressed doubt that it could make it through the House.