Minnesota takes a step toward marriage equality

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The Minnesota House has voted 75-59 in favor of marriage equality.

Debate on the House floor lasted 3 hours May 9, with Senators testifying both both against and in favor of the measure.

The Minnesota Senate is scheduled to vote on the bill on Monday. Governor Mark Dayton says he will sign the bill, which would allow weddings between same-sex couples starting Aug. 1.

Delaware became the 11th state to approve gay marriage earlier this week, joining states like New York, Rhode Island and Washington.

Minnesota’s push comes after supporters mobilized last fall to block a constitutional ban. It’s also become possible as Democrats took full power of state government.

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