Hundreds of gays and lesbians came to St. Paul yesterday to lobby for marriage equality. LGBTQ Nation reports:
Ann Turnbull, a retired state worker with a lesbian partner of 36 years, brought a message to the Minnesota state capitol on Thursday for lawmakers who say it’s too soon to legalize gay marriage. “I’m getting old. This needs to happen this year,” Turnbull told her state senator, Republican Carrie Ruud, in a brief discussion just off the Senate floor. She and her partner want the full legal protections of marriage, Turnbull said, “and I want it to happen in my lifetime.”
Marriage equality affects real people with real lives, and many of them can’t afford to wait years for it to happen.