STATE OF THE UNION

State Sen. Says Minnesota To Take Up Marriage Equality In 2013

scott dibblePerhaps hoping to avoid the mess Illinois is in right now, openly gay state senator Scott Dibble says he will introduce marriage-equality legislation in the Minnesota General Assembly, but not for a few months.

Dibble, a member of the Democratic Farmer Labor Party, says he wants to first focus on “kitchen-table issues” like job creation and improving the state economy.

As ThinkProgress points out, Minnesota Democrats scored big on Election Day, thanks to stubborn Republicans who were willing to let the state government shut down in 2011 rather than address the budget deficit.

Hmm, why does that sound so familiar?