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MN Governor Mark Dayton Would Sign Marriage Equality Bill

Governor Mark DaytonMinnesota Governor Mark Dayton said Thursday that he would sign a marriage equality bill if it appeared on his desk. Dayton campaigned against the anti-Marriage amendment. He knows how the amendments got the Democratic Federal Labor base excited and what a huge opportunity we have to pass a marriage equality law.

According to Minnesota Public Radio:

When asked about legalizing same-sex marriage after Minnesotans defeated a constitutional amendment defining marriage as only between a man and a woman, Dayton said he would sign a bill if it comes to him. But he said he's unsure if the Legislature is ready to consider the issue.

"I hope we're going to get to that point. The younger generation is broadly accepting of that change and we'll get there, it's just a question of when," he said.

I don't think getting a marriage equality bill through the House will be a problem. I heard Speaker Paul Thissen speak at the Take Action Minnesota annual dinner last Friday and he spoke supportively about getting the bill through the House.

The only hindrance appears to be in the Minnesota Senate. Hopefully, Majority Leader Tom Bakk will come become more amenable and, at least, get out of the way of marriage equality.

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