Dr. Paul Melchert got an unexpected car across the face from son Emmett at the news conference saying that children of same-sex couples are as likely to thrive as those raised by opposite-sex parents. Behind him is husband James Zimmerman with the couple's other son Gabriel.
Rabbi Michael Latz got a kiss from his daughter after speaking at the press conference. He was there with husband Michael Simon, center.
Surrounded by same-sex couples and their children, Senator Scott Dibble and Rep. Karen Clark introduced their bill to legalize same-sex marriages in Minnesota.
Senator Warren Limmer, right, looked on as Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen cited studies saying "there is no gay gene" as one of the reasons he opposes a same-sex marriage bill.
Senator Warren Limmerspoke at a news conference along with other GOP lawmakers opposing the same-sex marriage bill.
A Duluth native who just barely lost Virginia's GOP gubernatorial primary said that politicians have not gone far enough in condemning the left for violence during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville. "I think that the left is going to try to use this as an excuse to crack down on conservative free speech," said Corey Stewart. "I think they're going to try to use this as an excuse to remove more historical monuments."