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
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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