It’s official – at 5 PM last night, Minnesota’s Governor Dayton signed the state’s new marriage equality bill into law. LGBTQ Nation reports:
What a day for Minnesota!” Dayton, a Democrat, declared moments before putting his signature on a bill. “And what a difference a year and an election can make in our state.” An estimated 6,000 cheering spectators filled the south lawn of the state Capitol for the outdoor ceremony, with rainbow and American flags fluttering in a sweltering breeze, while Dayton thanked legislators for their political courage before signing the bill.
Meanwhile, a bridge in Minneapolis was lit up in beautiful rainbow colors. Jalopnik reports:
…the City of Minneapolis celebrated last night by lighting up the I-35W bridge like this. It looks like the final stage from Mario Kart.
Dot429 reports that Minnesota Senator Michelle Bachmann is NOT HAPPY:
Rumors that Bachmann wanted to move out of the state of Minnesota if marriage equality was passed may have been false, but that doesn’t mean she supports marriage equality. While talking to Minnesota’s KSTP-TV Monday morning, Bachmann said, “Homosexuality is a sin, and God will punish communities that support it.”
More on Bachmann from Queerty:
Weeks before her home state Minnesota legalized marriage equality, Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) warned against the dangers of same-sex marriage unless all the good Christians embark on a “spiritual warfare” to fight this rampant evil. While speaking at the Liberty Council’s Awakening 2013 in April (video courtesy of Right Wing Watch), Bachmann hit all of her usual talking points.
Congratulations once again to Minnesota. On to Illinois!