Minnesota Becomes 12th State To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
For the third week in a row, we’ve got a new state that has legalized same-sex marriage:
(CNN) – Minnesota became the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriages Tuesday after Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, signed a bill giving same-sex couples the right to marry.
“It’s history,” his Twitter account read, along with a photo of him signing the bill on the Capitol steps. The state Senate on Monday voted 37-30 in favor of approving the legislation.
The bill follows a failed attempt last year to define marriage as between one man and one woman with an amendment to the state constitution.
There are legalization efforts pending in Illinois and Hawaii, but it’s unclear how long it will be before those legislatures act.