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.
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During an MPR interview in front a live audience, Dayton reiterated his support for middle class tax cuts, a big boost in transportation funding and universal prekindergarten during next year's legislative session, all priorities he was unable to achieve in the 2015 session.
State Auditor Rebecca Otto, reeling from a new law allowing counties to hire private audit firms to review their finances, said in a statement she has hired outside counsel "to help me assess the implications of this law and its impact on the core function of auditing."