Advocates for both sides chanted, sang and pleaded as they lined the entrance to the House floor. The House takes up the same-sex marriage bill today, Thursday, May 9, 2013.
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Editorial: Minnesota is one step closer to joining 11 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing same-sex marriage. This speaks volumes about Minnesotan's sense of fairness.