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Senate to vote on same-sex marriage

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ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota Senate committee voted 5-3 today to move forward with a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota.

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"This is about family," bill author Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, said. "We are not redefining anything."

The Judiciary Committee sent the bill to the full Senate, though Democratic leadership has said setting the state budget will come before addressing policy issues such as gay marriage.

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Danielle Killey
Danielle Killey is the city reporter for the Republican Eagle, where she has worked since 2011. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a journalism degree.
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