Minnesota Legislature poised for gay marriage votes

The Duluth News Tribune
May 8, 2013

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.