At noon, the Minnesota Senate is planning to take up the measure to legalize marriage between gay couples, following the House's 75-59 vote on Thursday.
Rep. Karen Clark, DFL-Minneapolis, upon the House passage of the same-sex marriage bill
If the Senate passes it, as expected, that would send the bill to Gov. Mark Dayton. He is likely to sign it into law on Tuesday paving the way for gay marriage legalization starting on Aug. 1, 2013.
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A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."