Legislation that would allow same-sex marriage in Minnesota appears to be moving forward. On Sunday, state Sen. Scott Dibble, D-Mpls, told WCCO that he plans to introduce a bill this week. Sen. Branden Petersen, R-Andover, recently stated his willingness to co-sponsor such legislation.
Some legislators appear to be more in favor of legislation regarding civil unions or extension of benefits to same-sex partnerships. In November, Minnesotans turned down a ballot measure to put language banning same-sex marriage into the state constitution.
On The Daily Circuit Friday Feb. 22, we'll discuss what potential legislation could look like. Joining the debate: Richard Carlbom, campaign manager for Minnesotans United for All Families, and Autumn Leva, director of governmental affairs and communications for Minnesotans for Marriage.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE DEBATE:
GOP Minnesota legislator preparing to co-sponsor gay marriage bill (Star Tribune)
Minnesota gay-marriage opponents weighing new 'counter' strategy (MinnPost)
GOP leaders rule out reprisals against caucus members who vote for gay marriage (MinnPost)
One-on-one: Minnesota same-sex marriage debated (MPR)