Senate set to vote on legalizing gay marriage [STREAMING VIDEO]

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Will our state go to hell in a handbasket once gay marriage is legalized, as some fear? We'll soon find out.
Within a few hours, all that will stand in the way of legal gay marriage in Minnesota is Mark Dayton's signature, and we already know his pen is ready and willing for action.

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: -- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.

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Patrick Garcia
Patrick Garcia

"Politics is not about power. Politics is not about money. Politics is not about winning for the sake of winning. Politics is about the improvement of people's lives." --Paul Wellstone

nbrooks4
nbrooks4

I can't believe that there is such a big deal over this.  People need to let people be and stop trying to control another persons life.  Maybe if they got a life of their own, or would get happy with their own life, they could stop trying to control other peoples lives!   I think we have more important things to worry about than who is getting married to who.

MinnesotaProud
MinnesotaProud

@nbrooks4 You're totally right. It should take just a few minutes to end marriage inequality and move on to more pressing matters. Why must Republicans try to hold the state hostage? 

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