Photos: Governor Dayton signs gay marriage bill into law
May 14, 2013 — 6:41pm
Several thousand supporters turned out to watch Governor Dayton signs gay marriage bill into law. Bill authors Sen. Scott Dibble, Rep. Karen Clark and their partners were at his side along with many of the legislators who voted yes.
Governor Dayton checked his watch for the exact time he signed the bill into law 5:07 p.m.
Minnesota senators sharply questioned federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch during Wednesday's Supreme Court confirmation hearings, grilling him on whether he'd be protect the interests of ordinary people over corporations.
Other business groups like realtors, electric utility Xcel Energy Services, private colleges, tobacco giant Altria, Polymet Mining, health insurers and hospitals contributed to the overall total of $57.7 million to lobby the Legislature, the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton and Metro municipal governments.