Minnesota Governor pushes for marriage equality

Demonstrators in Minnesota, opposing a Prop 8 style ballot measure during the 2012 election.

Demonstrators in Minnesota, opposing a Prop 8 style ballot measure during the 2012 election. (Renee Jones Schneider/AP)

BY CHRIS HUQUERIZA
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Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has petitioned to state lawmakers to legalize same-sex marriage in his annual State of the State address. A constitutional proposal on banning same-sex marriage was rejected by the state voters with a 52.9 percent poll in November 2012. 

“Let me mention one other cause, which is controversial, but consistent with my faith and my principles. And, more importantly, consistent with this country’s founding principles and its Constitution. 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,” said the Democratic governor.

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