Minnesota Town Tries To Enact Domestic Partner Registry | As Minnesota voters gear up to consider a statewide constitutional ban against same-sex marriage this November, the Inver Grove Heights City Council came close to enacting a domestic registry for same-sex couples on Monday. But the council ultimately postponed the vote due the absence of one councilor and the faltering support of another. Councilor Dennis Madden — who had previously voiced support for the measure — said he was questioning his decision after seeing flyers distributed by Outfront Minnesota — the state’s LGBT advocacy organization. “Originally, there was no question in my mind that I was going to support this,” said Madden. “If this is just a step in a complete change of our laws and the morals of our nation, then I oppose it.” The final vote will now come on Oct. 24.