Anthony Streiff, from left, Alex Sand and Nam Dorjee, all of Minneapolis, are in tears Wednesday during an event in St. Paul during an announcement that Minnesota voters rejected a proposed amendment to the state's Constitution that would ban gay marriage. The vote does not automatically allow same-sex weddings, but with a newly elected DFL Legislature, the subject is bound to be debated when lawmakers take office next year. AP Photo/Pioneer Press, Jean Pieri
Minnesota becomes first state to reject constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota became the first state to reject a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.
Since a state law remains on the books, the vote does not automatically allow same-sex weddings. However, with a newly elected Democratic-Farmer-Laborite Legislature and governor, the subject is bound to be debated when lawmakers take office in January.
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