Not much of a diary and will delete when someone else more knowledgeable writes one.
71 of the 73 Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, Minnesota’s Democratic party voted in favor, and 57 out of 61 Republicans voted against.
The Senate will vote on the bill this Monday and the Senate Majority leader said that he believes that he has the votes.
Gov. Mark Dayton (DFL) has promised to sign the bill and has said enactment would represent “a society-changing, breakthrough moment” for the North Star state.Link:
Marriage Equality in Minnesota