Photos: Marriage bill passes Senate Finance on way to floor vote
May 7, 2013 — 3:02pm
Senator Scott Dibble smiled after passage of his same sex marriage bill through the Senate Finance committee. The bill passed on a voice vote and now goes on to the House and Senate floors for debate.
After passage of his bill, Senator Scott Dibble went out to the hallway where advocates for the bill were waiting. The bill passed on a voice vote and now goes on to the House and Senate floors for debate.
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.
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