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Published March 13, 2013, 12:00 AM

Gay Marriage

Gay marriage bill author Sen. Scott Dibble gets a congratulatory hug from supporter Chip Martin who earlier testified in support of the bill, Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in St. Paul, Minn. The bill to legalize gay marriage in the state was endorsed Tuesday on a 5 to 3 party-line vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee with all Democrats in favor and all Republicans opposed. It now heads to the floor, where a final vote is not expected until much later in session. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Glen Stubbe)
Read the article: Minnesota House, Senate panels pass gay marriage bills