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Almost enough for me to forgive them for electing Michele Bachmann over and over again.
Not all of us voted for her, just slightly more than 50% of the people living in one of the eight districts. I could go on at length about how we are the liberal oasis of the Midwest, but I am too happy to care right now.
I think it’s important to show that marriage equality is taking shape in the middle of the country. Iowa has been the lone soldier out there for so long. And so many mid-west states get a bad wrap. I’m happy when any state gets it right but i’m glad it’s more than just the coast lines stepping up now.
Any idea how it will shape up in their Senate?
@jwrappaport: Moorhead MN resident here, the house was the hurdle, the bill’s future was far more uncertain than the projections for the senate, and it still pulled ahead with a 16 vote lead.
Bring in the lutefisk and the surstromming !!!!!…Let´s paaaaaaaarrrrrrtyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!
Absolute best wishes and Congratulations to Minnesota for this huge step. I hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth already from NOM and the neutered right wingers. Sweet, sweet music!
The supreme irony of Minnesota getting gay marriage while Californian gays still wait could not be lost on the masses. Wonders never cease….
Well, Minnesota, I was hoping Illinois would beat you to it, but I can’t help but be so happy for you. To go from having to beat back that stupid marriage amendment to soon being the first Midwest state to achieve equality through the legislature in less than a year is freaking awesome! Hopefully we’ll get it done here soon too.
Oh, and if by any chance this were to give Michele Bachmann a stroke, all the better!
@Geoff B: Yes, her stroke would definitely make my day/week/month! Can you imagine being in her district and not being able to do anything about it??!! THAT scares the hell out of me!
I echo the congrats from other posters and am equally amazed, as Geoff B stated, at how quickly MN has done a 180 on this issue. They have blazed a trail for all the other states that constitutionally ban same-sex marriage. Bravo Minnesota!
Yes, Illinois should be next at #13. Thereafter, we may not see a push until after the Supremes rule on DOMA. If same-sex couples who are legally married are granted Federal benefits, there will be pressure on the civil union-only states to move towards marriage. It will be crystal clear that civil union is not “good enough”. That could bring Colorado, New Jersey, and Hawaii into the fold. Then pressure would continue on the Domestic Partner-only states.
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