Both the House and Senate in Minnesota easily passed the marriage equality bill out of committee last week. Now comes the hard work of getting the bill through the full chambers. Queerty reports:
Passage requires 68 votes in the House and 34 in the Senate, and the DFL controls the Minnesota Legislature 73-61 in the House and 39-28 in the Senate. Sen. Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis), who sponsored the Senate bill, said it’s “in really good shape”–an opinion not shared by Autumn Leva of the anti-equality group Minnesota for Marriage. “I think both sides are kind of counting noses on this, and I think it’s kind of a wait-and-see at this point,” she explained.
Votes are expected later this session, after the legislature tackles the state budget.