Marriage equality, you betcha!

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I’m very proud that my home state of Minnesota is set to become the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage and the first Midwestern state to do so without a court order. Yesterday the senate passed the bill, and Gov. Dayton is set to sign into law today. This victory comes right on the heels of marriage equality victories in Rhode Island and Delaware earlier this month. Let’s hope the momentum continues.

Unfortunately, despite early (satirical) reports that raised hopes among many Minnesotans, there is no indication thus far that this development will drive Michele Bachmann out of the state. But my fingers remain crossed.

Here is a lovely photo that Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak tweeted with the simple caption “Love wins” after the jump. 

people celebrating marriage equality victory in MN

Atlanta, GA

Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/daireen/ Amanda M.

    WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
    We’ve had MN United posters swagging our entire office! It helps that our entire managerial staff is LGBT (L and G, anyway – I’m the sole B, and no Ts have applied yet), and the CEO laughs that he nearly bankrolled the entire thing, with all the meetings and fundraisers he held with Project515 and MN United. har!

    SO EXCITED. YAY!!