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Alex Fogarty, left, and Mara Morken, a same-sex couple from Moorhead, pose for a photo outside the Minnesota Capitol before a vote on gay marriage. Forum News Service photo by Danielle Killey

Senate vote puts Minn. a signature away from legalizing gay marriage

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ST. PAUL -- Love and marriage soon will go together for Minnesota gays like they do for straight couples.

"Vote yes for love," Minnesota Sen. Scott Dibble told his colleagues Monday.

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Enough senators agreed and gave the Minneapolis Democrat his wish of a Minnesota that allows same-sex couples to marry, the 12th state to allow it.

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