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Congratulations Minnesota!

Marriage Equality passes!

by Anonymousreply 2507/31/2013

That makes it an even dozen, with more on the way.

Slowly but surely...

by Anonymousreply 105/09/2013

I had heard they were poised. Too bad governor Ventura is independent, it might move other midwestern states to act were he affiliated.

by Anonymousreply 205/09/2013

Governor Ventura??? That was years ago. The governor is the very liberal Democrat Mark Dayton.

by Anonymousreply 305/09/2013

The Associated Press

[quote]BREAKING: Key vote puts Minnesota in line to become 1st Midwestern Legislature to pass gay marriage law.

by Anonymousreply 405/09/2013

Are they taking it any better than France?

by Anonymousreply 505/09/2013

It has only passed in the House so far. It still has to be approved in the Senate, which is scheduled to vote on the issue on Monday.

by Anonymousreply 605/09/2013

FFS, if Minnesota can get marriage equality, WTF is taking Illinois so long to vote? Illinois looks pathetic, especially considering they have they third biggest city in the country.

by Anonymousreply 705/09/2013

Minnesota has been blue in Presidential elections longer than any other state.

by Anonymousreply 805/09/2013

Illinois is taking so long because the pro-equality side is having their butts kicked by the anti-gay side which is mailing, calling, marching, buying ads, and threatening like their lives depend on it. The pro-equality side seems to think they can just gently nudge legislators to vote in favor, whereas the other side is staging huge marches and demonstrations, calling legislators like crazy, and threatening to end political careers over this. The pro-equality sides needs to wake up fast.

by Anonymousreply 905/09/2013

Would love to have seen the looks on the Bachmann's faces when they heard the news. Marcus?- any comments you big girl.

by Anonymousreply 1005/09/2013

[quote]Illinois looks pathetic, especially considering they have they third biggest city in the country.

Yes, a city full of homophobes.

by Anonymousreply 1105/09/2013

30 percent of states.

by Anonymousreply 1205/09/2013

[quote]Minnesota has been blue in Presidential elections longer than any other state.

R8. Not bluer than Massachusetts--the only state to vote for McGovern in 1972.

But good for Minnesota. The momentum is on our side.

by Anonymousreply 1305/09/2013

R13 Massachusetts went for Reagan in 1984. Minnesota was the only state that went to Mondale that year.

by Anonymousreply 1405/09/2013

Is there an up-to-date state by state map of gay marriage rights? I have been looking for one, but things are happening so fast everything I find is old.

by Anonymousreply 1505/09/2013

R14. Walter Mondale is from Minnesota and served as senator for 12 years. As a 'favorite son,' it was likely that Minnesota would vote for Mondale for president. And then he was vice president for four years, so it was very likely that Minnesota would vote for Mondale for president in 1984.

However, McGovern was not from Massachusetts, and yet Massachusetts citizens still voted for McGovern for president--and no other state did.

So my vote still goes to Massachusetts as the bluest states. Massachusetts also was the first state to legalize gay marriage--on May 17, 2004.

by Anonymousreply 1605/09/2013

girls, girls! you're both blue!

by Anonymousreply 1705/09/2013

Is too early to put on our cheeseheads? This is the cheese head state, right?

by Anonymousreply 1805/09/2013

R18. The cheese people are from Wisconsin--not Minnesota.

by Anonymousreply 1905/09/2013

r13, Massachusetts voted for Reagan in 1980 and 1984.

by Anonymousreply 2005/09/2013

Wait until the Senate passes it.

by Anonymousreply 2105/10/2013

I'm considering moving to the US around 2016.

by Anonymousreply 2205/10/2013

NOW Congratulations are in order!

by Anonymousreply 2305/13/2013

You betcha!

by Anonymousreply 2405/14/2013

The first official gay marriages in Minnesota will be taking place in about 10 minutes (just after midnight CDT).

My sister and her husband are attending the midnight wedding of gay male friends in Como Park in Mpls, and dozens of other same-sex midnight weddings are taking place around the city and state.

by Anonymousreply 2507/31/2013
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