Gay marriage bills reportedly to be introduced this week
|Dibble (left) and Clark plan to introduce companion bills this week.|
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WCCO reports that Rep. Karen Clark, D-Minneapolis, will introduce a companion bill in the House.
"It's just simply an amendment that removes the restriction that disallows some couples from getting married," Dibble told Murphy, adding that he doesn't expect a vote on his bill to occur until after the legislature passes a budget.
"My strong sense, even from folks in greater Minnesota, is that they're comfortable with this, they know that Minnesota has changed a lot and is continuing to change at a very rapid pace," he continued.
As we reported last month, Dibble thinks a gay marriage bill can get through the DFL-controlled legislature without Republican votes. Gov. Dayton has said he'll sign the legislation.
From rancorous debate about whether a gay marriage ban should be enshrined in the state constitution to being two votes and a signature away from marriage equality -- what a difference a year makes!