Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Marriage Equality

Just now, the Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-3 to advance a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage. It now proceeds to the Senate floor, but it’s unclear how much support is waiting there for it. The House Civil Law Committee also already heard testimony today and will continue its hearing and discussion later this evening. Two years ago, Republicans voted to advance a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, but in November, that ballot measure lost and Republicans lost their power in the legislature.