Minnesota Senate Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill

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KIMT NEWS 3 – It’s a historic day in Minnesota.

Senators from across the state had to decide on a bill  today that would decide whether same-sex couples should get married starting in August.

And today, the senate passed the bill by a vote of 37 to 30.

The senate floor was the last stop for the historic bill before it becomes law with the signature of Governor Mark Dayton.

We caught up with a supporter of the legislation who says this is a huge win for human equality in Minnesota.

“I have a sister who has a partner who are a committed couple and have been together for a long time,” Taryn Israel Nechanicky of the Albert Lea Human Rights Commission said. “And I am just thrilled that couples liker her, will have the opportunity to be seen equally.”

Minnesota will now become the 12th state in the United States to allow same-sex couples to marry.

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