The effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota picks up this week when supporters gather for a Valentine's Day rally at the State Capitol.
Gov. Mark Dayton gave their cause a boost last week in his State of the State address, but legislators have not yet introduced any marriage bills. Meanwhile, the Minnesota House will take its first votes of the session this week on bills ranging from tax conformity to state employee contracts.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Tim Pugmire, one of Minnesota Public Radio's Capitol reporters, about the week ahead for state lawmakers.