Photos: Passions high at Capitol for same-sex marriage House vote

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1 Lynne Hvidsten, left, and Cindy Amberger, of Minnetonka, celebrate outside the House chamber after representatives passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the State Capitol. 
2 Members of Minnesota for Marriage, a group opposing same-sex marriage, gather to pray before the state House debates a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage on Thursday, May 9, 2013. 
3 Dameun Strange, Gina Harsevoort and Angie Stehr, left to right, rally in support of same-sex marriage outside the House chamber Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the State Capitol. 
4 Demonstrators on opposed to same-sex marriage gather outside the Minnesota House chamber to greet lawmakers when they arrive to take up the same-sex marriage bill at the State Capitol, Thursday, May 9, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn. 
5 Richard Leyva, left, kisses his husband Sen. Scott Dibble's hand while they listen to House members discuss the same-sex marriage bill Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the State Capitol. Leyva and Dibble were married in California. 
6 Those opposing and those in support of same-sex marriage gather in the Capitol rotunda Thursday, May 9, 2013 in St. Paul. 
7 Stillwater resident Julie Vidnar, center, holds a hand-made sign in support of same-sex marriage Thursday, May 9, 2013 outside the House chamber at the State Capitol. 
8 Sisters Claire, Emma and Olivia Schindler, left to right, of Plymouth, repeatedly read an inscription at the State Capitol that reads in part "nothing is politically correct which is morally wrong" Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the State Capitol. 
9 House Speaker Paul Thissen, left, and Rep. Michael Paymar, both Democrats, walk by demonstrators on both sides of the same-sex marriage issue as they head to the House chamber to take up the same-sex marriage bill at the State Capitol, Thursday, May 9, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn. 
10 Rep. Karen Clark speaks in support of her same-sex marriage bill Thursday, May 9, 2013 in the House chamber at the State Capitol in St. Paul. 
11 Rep. Jim Newberger listens to debate of the same-sex marriage bill in the Minnesota House, Thursday, May 9, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn. 
12 Rep. Joe Radinovich, DFL-Crosby, spoke about his support for legalizing same-sex marriage Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the State Capitol. 
13 Rep. Karen Clark leaves the House chamber after members voted 75-59 in support of legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the State Capitol. Clark was greeted by supporters chanting "Karen, Karen, Karen." 
14 Rep. Karen Clark, right, and Sen. Scott Dibble, center, celebrate after the House voted 75-59 to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the State Capitol. 
15 Representatives who voted to support legalizing same-sex marriage surrounded the bill's author, Rep. Karen Clark, in red, after the 75-59 vote Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the State Capitol. 
16 Same-sex marriage supporters celebrate outside the House chamber Thursday, May 9, 2013 in St. Paul after representatives voted 75-59 in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota.