Minnesota Sen. Scott Dibble of Minneapolis looks on Tuesday during testimony from opponents of his bill that would legalize gay marriage in the state. The Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed the bill, with all Democrats in favor and all Republicans opposed. Dibble, an openly gay Democrat, said he’s “reasonably confident” his bill can pass the full Senate. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis
Minnesota Senate and House committees hand advocates of same-sex unions early victory
ST. PAUL — Legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota took a key step forward Tuesday but faces many hurdles to approval.
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-3 to send the proposal to the full Senate, and the House Civil Law Committee voted 10-7 to put it before the House.
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