After defeating an anti gay marriage amendment last fall, Minnesota is set to debate legalizing marriage equality in both House and Senate committees Tuesday. The Grand Forks Herald reports:
That appears ready to change Tuesday when House and Senate committees will hear bills overturning a state law outlawing gay marriage. With heavy liberal Democratic membership on the two committees, the concept has the best chance to pass ever. Those two committee hearings, which are to end with votes on the proposal, are the only two planned at the Legislature, Democratic-Farmer-Laborite leaders say. If committees approve the bills, they head to the full House and Senate. The full House and Senate are not as liberal as the committees, so the battle will heat up there. Leaders say they will not take up the issue until after each chamber passes its budget plan in late April or May.
So get ready for some quick action this week, and then two or three months of lobbying and uncertainty.