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Monthly Archive for May, 2013

Marriage equality was approved in Minnesota with the recent Republican amendment to the bill, submitted by Rep.David Fitzsimmons, but not without criticism. Spurring debate over the legislation leaving religious institutions and private citizens vulnerable for litigation, social conservative Republicans and Democrats around the state are already crying foul. A friend of LCRMN and supporter of [...]

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Today the MN Senate passed the marriage equality bill SF925 with a vote of 37-30. The lone Republican vote was cast by the bills co-sponsor Sen. Branden Petersen This vote makes Minnesota the 12th state to pass marriage expansion legislation. As proponents debated, it is important to remember that the legislation presented in MN is [...]

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The MN House has ended debate over the marriage equality bill HF 1054. With a final vote of 75-59, a bi-partisan passage was achieved. Republican Representatives Loon, Fitzsimmons, Kieffer and Garofalo voted for the bill. Republican support as of a mere 48 hours ago appeared to be zero. Rep Fitzsimmons introduced an amendment to the [...]

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Minnesota House scheduled to vote for Today at noon! Senate tentatively scheduled for Monday.    As we await the floor discussion and vote at noon, we urge Republicans to support the HF1054, especially those that live in districts who defeated the marriage amendment.   In 33A 50% voted NO – Rep. Jerry Hertaus should vote [...]

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