Gay Marriage Bill Up for Vote in House, Senate Committees
This could be a big day for gay marriage supporters.
A house committee debated a bill Tuesday morning that would legalize gay marriage. A senate committee took up the same bill at noon.
At Tuesday's house civil law committee they heard from religious leaders on both sides of the debate; from gay and lesbian couples wishing to get married, and from sociologists about raising kids by same-sex couples.
Some opponents said just because the marriage amendment failed does not mean gay marriage is the will of the people, calling the Minnesotans United for Marriage campaign a "bait and switch," first campaigning against the amendment, then campaigning in favor of gay marriage.
Business leaders talked about making Minnesota a welcoming place to entice gay families to live and work in our state. And we also heard from children on both sides of the issue.
The house will meet at 6 p.m. in the State Office Building room 15.
A favorable vote of nine of the 17 members is expected from them Tuesday night.
The senate judiciary committee is expected to vote Tuesday afternoon.
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