Minnesota Legislators To Push Marriage Equality In Early 2013

After Minnesotans solidly defeated a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage last month and voted out the state House and Senate Republican majorities who placed the proposal on the ballot, pro-LGBT state legislators plan to push a marriage equality bill in early 2013. Rep. Alice Hausman and Sen. John Marty, both Democratic Farm Labor party members (Minnesota’s Democratic Party) told the Star News, given the clear voter mandate for equality, they will push for the bill to be enacted before Gov. Mark Dayton (DFL) issues his February budget forecast. While the incoming legislative leadership has not yet endorsed such a push, Dayton has pledged to sign the bill if it reaches his desk.