The group trying to legalize same-sex marriage is expecting about 2,000 supporters at a State Capitol rally on Thursday.
Minnesotans United is hosting the Freedom to Marry Day rally on Valentine’s Day as it begins to ramp up its statewide push to legalize marriage between gay and lesbian couples.
Speakers will include the Rev. MacArthur Flournoy, faith director of the successful 2012 Marylanders for Marriage campaign; the Rev. Grant Stevensen, former faith director of Minnesotans United for All Families; and state Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis.
The event will begin at 3 p.m.
Minnesota for Marriage, the group fighting to prevent legislators from redefining marriage, is holding a similar event on March 4.
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During an MPR interview in front a live audience, Dayton reiterated his support for middle class tax cuts, a big boost in transportation funding and universal prekindergarten during next year's legislative session, all priorities he was unable to achieve in the 2015 session.
State Auditor Rebecca Otto, reeling from a new law allowing counties to hire private audit firms to review their finances, said in a statement she has hired outside counsel "to help me assess the implications of this law and its impact on the core function of auditing."