Rep. Kim Norton, DFL-Rochester wiped tears from her eyes after colleague Rep, Steve Simon, right, gave an emotion-filled speech from the House floor.
House Speaker Paul Thissen listened as Rep. Karen Clark delivered her final comments on the marriage bill.
House DFL staffers listened as Rep. Karen Clark delivered her final comments on the marriage bill.
Final passage of the House marriage bill was helped by four Republican members.
Supporters yelled from the gallery after passage of the bill 75-59.
Rep. Joe Radinovich, DFL-Crosby who voted yes and is the subject of a recall petition in his conservative home district, was welcomed onto the rally stage.
Sen Scott Dibble greeted supporters as he emerged from House chambers after the vote.
Rep. Karen Clark greeted supporters emerged from House chambers after the vote.
Republican Senator Branden Peterson was welcomed on the victory celebration stage. So far he is the lone Republican Senator in support of the bill which comes to the Senate Monday.