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Continued: Minnesota same-sex marriage vote nears the finish line

  • Article by: BAIRD HELGESON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 6, 2013 - 11:30 PM

Rep. Debra Hilstrom, DFL-Brooklyn Center, has an orange-and-blue same-sex “marriage supporter” sticker affixed to her office nameplate. Two floors down, Sen. Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove, has a giant sign to greet office visitors: “Don’t mess with marriage.”

The long debate over marriage is taking its toll on lawmakers as they head into the what could be its final week at the Capitol.

On Monday morning, with the House and Senate still undecided on the timing of floor votes, Rep. Frank Hornstein, DFL-Minneapolis, bear-hugged Rep. Karen Clark, the chief sponsor of the marriage measure.

“You let me know what you need this week,” Hornstein said. “Anything. Sandwiches. Soft drinks. You name it.”

Clark smiled, holding his arm: “You are so sweet.”


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