As expected, the Minnesota Senate squirted out a ban on marriage this afternoon by a 38-27 vote. How do you like that, New Gays?
From here, it’s on to an easy passage in the Republican-controlled House, and then voters in 2012. Minnesota already has a ban on marriage, but anti-gay legislators aren’t content to stop there — why slap your gay constituents in the face once when you can do it twice?
UPDATE: Thanks to reader Xavier, we have a list of how everybody voted. All the Republicans voted yes, and were joined by Democratic Senator LeRoy Stumpf. And two Democrats didn’t vote at all: Richard Cohen and Linda Scheid. So, Minnesotans, now you know who to vote out the next time they’re up for election.