Senate set to vote on legalizing gay marriage [STREAMING VIDEO]
|Will our state go to hell in a handbasket once gay marriage is legalized, as some fear? We'll soon find out.|
SEE ALSO: House approves marriage equality; four Republicans vote in favor, two Dems against [UPDATE]
Days after the House approved a marriage equality bill with a 75-59 vote, the Senate is set to follow suit this afternoon. You can watch the debate unfold live below the jump.
Here, via the Uptake, is a live video stream from the Senate floor. The debate is scheduled to begin around noon:
:::: UPDATES ::::
4:20 p.m. -- The Senate has approved marriage equality. Read our post about the vote here.
2 p.m. -- Two MNGOP-introduced amendments to the marriage equality legislation have been defeated. No more amendments will be introduced, meaning senators are now debating the original bill itself before a vote is taken.
And here's a couple photos giving you an indication of what the scene is like in St. Paul this morning:
Outnumbered, gay marriage foes are going for dramatic effect. Senators being cheered by supporters as the enter twitter.com/Stowydad/statu...-- Brian Bakst (@Stowydad) May 13, 2013
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St. Paul has replaced American flags with rainbow flags on the Wabasha St. bridge today. twitter.com/AmyPioneerPres...-- Amy Nelson (@AmyPioneerPress) May 13, 2013