Hundreds of Minnesotans from around the state rallied in front of the State Capitol in support of same-sex couples to be allowed to marry. Key bills are expected soon at the legislature.
Governor Mark Dayton spoke to the crowd in front of the Capitol.
Senator Scott Dibble, co-author of the same-sex marriage bill told the crowd how his husband reacted upon hearing Dibble was safe after running in the Boston Marathon this weekend. He said he is a legal stranger to his husband but they are family and deserve the freedom to marry.
Ralliers cheer Sen. Scott Dibble.
Lian Simmer and Calla Paule tried to catch sleet and freezing rain in their mouths before the rally started in front of the Capitol.
Interest groups spent less slightly money lobbying state government in 2015 than in the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.
More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.
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.