Campaign to legalize same-sex marriage begins

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Minnesotans United for All Families campaign to convince the DFL to legalize same-sex marriage began Thursday at the Capitol, MinnPost reported.
Minnesota state Rep. Karen Clark, DFL-Minneapolis, plans to introduce her bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota within the next week. Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, is also preparing a bill, MPR reported.
Clark and Dibble believe Minnesotan voters showed their stance on the issue last November but Sen. Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove, thinks the two have misinterpreted the vote and pointed out that a recent poll showed most Minnesotans oppose same-sex marriage, MPR reported.
Gov. Mark Dayton expressed his desire to see marriage rights expanded in his state of the state address last week. "I believe that every Minnesotan should have the freedom to marry legally the person she or he loves, whether of the same or other sex," Dayton said in his state of the state, MinnPost reported.
Dayton hasn't called on legislators to pass a bill to legalize same-sex marriage but said he would sigh a bill if it reached his desk, MPR reported.

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