Gay Marriage Backers in Minnesota Plan Legislative Push


Like clockwork:

Energized by a decisive win, marriage amendment opponents are already huddling to plot their next step, including a possible push to legalize same-sex marriage in the state.

... Marriage amendment opponents stopped Minnesota from becoming the 31st consecutive state to use a ballot initiative to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. With 47 percent of the vote, the measure fell well short of the majority needed to pass.

Minnesotans United did it by raising unprecedented sums of money, building a massive network of supporters and sparking thousands of one-on-one conversations about not limiting marriage rights for same-sex couples.

Some would like to see the giant campaign architecture morph into a movement to wipe out the state law banning same-sex marriage.

State Sen. John Marty, who has unsuccessfully pushed marriage equality at the Capitol, said he is encouraged by the new DFL control of the Legislature and plans to swiftly introduce a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage. -- Minnesota StarTribune