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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The House GOP campaign committee said Thursday they are launching a TV ad against DFL candidate Andrew Carlson, as he runs in the special election to replace former Rep. Ann Lenczewski, the longtime DFL lawmaker who retired last year.
Chelsea Clinton made her first campaign stop in Minnesota Wednesday, visiting House DFL Leader Paul Thissen's south Minneapolis home with Gov. Mark Dayton to build support for her mother's presidential bid ahead of the March 1 caucuses.