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Rep. John Ward of Baxter, right, hugs Rep. Karen Clark of Minneapolis on Thursday after Clark’s bill to allow gay marriage passed the House. Clark is the longest serving openly lesbian member to serve in a state legislature in the United States. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis0

Minnesota a vote, signature from being 12th state to legalize gay marriage

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is a Senate vote and a governor's signature away from becoming the 12th state to allow gay marriage.

Same-sex marriage supporters are optimistic because the House was regarded as the biggest hurdle. After the bill passed the House surprisingly easily 75-59, they were euphoric.

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Dan Burdett
Dan Burdett is the community content coordinator at the West Central Tribune. He has 13 years experience in print media, to include four years enlisted service in the United States Air Force. He has been an employee of Forum Communications since 2005, joining the company after spending two years as the managing editor of the Redwood Gazette and Livewire in Redwood Falls. Prior to his current position, Dan was the presentation editor at the Tribune.
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