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.
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

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