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Senate Expected To Pass Same-Sex Marriage Bill Monday

Monday, May 13th, 2013 at 7:02 am

The bill to make same-sex marriage legal in Minnesota is taking its last step in the legislative process.

The Associated Press confirms that the Senate is scheduled to take up the bill Monday at noon for a debate and vote. The chamber’s DFL leaders have said they expect it to pass. If it does, the bill goes to Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton who has promised to sign it.

The bill would make same-sex marriage available starting Aug. 1. Minnesota would become the 12th U.S. state to legalize gay marriage.

The House passed the bill last Thursday by a 75-59 vote.

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