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Update: US: Minnesota Senate and House committees pass equal marriage bill

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  1. The snowball is rolling. It’s just a matter of time before the whole world legalizes equal marriage.

    1. Then the real civil rights fight will begin…Human/Android luv!

      1. Actually I was more anxious for the fight for the rights of human/extraterrestrial love. But that one is also worth mentioning.

  2. I am so proud that Minnesota is joining the equality train!

  3. This is really exciting , 10 states , cross your fingers. Hopefully before the supreme court decision on prop 8 and D.o.m.a. , So they can see how the country is moving. Gives them more momentum to side with equality.

  4. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 13 Mar 2013, 11:34am

    It is a very good start Minnesota on the Committee votes of both the House and Senate at the same time!

    Now on to the floor votes of both the House and Senate!

    Minnesota is right between Canada and Iowa remember – so gay marriage should be legal there too!

    The floor vote on SSM is yet to happen in Illinois – I hope it gets the 60 votes it needs to pass in Illinois!

    I am in the process of getting to know the Minnesota Legislature so we know the votes to pass the House and Senate!

    Delaware should introduce a SSM bill very soon I hope!

    The SSM bill is still stuck in the Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee!

  5. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 13 Mar 2013, 12:40pm

    In New Jersey we still need more votes to override the Governors veto!!!

    3 more votes needed in the NJ Senate and 13 more votes are needed in the NJ House for an override!

    Rhode Island is completely surrounded by states with gay marriage – what is there excuse hey!?

    Wisconsin, Colorado, Hawaii, California, Oregon and Nevada currently have some form of relationship recognition of domestic partnerships or civil unions – BUT all have constitutional amendments banning gay marriage, so it is very difficult to get the signatures and/or votes for a ballot to remove the discrimination in the state constitution!!!!!

  6. Sean Johansen 13 Mar 2013, 2:19pm

    My partner and I live in Minnesota and can’t wait for it to be legalized so we can finally get married. Hopefully before our 13th anniversary in September. This is an exciting time indeed.

    1. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 13 Mar 2013, 2:45pm

      New Zealand, France, Columbia, United Kingdom all this year will allow gay marriage!

      Australia is in a universe full of hate and bigotry and am a leader in boycotting the gay and lesbian Mardi Gras – until gay marriage is allowed in all of Australia.

      The vote in Tasmania was VERY CLOSE in the upper house by 2 votes last year and only barely a quarter of the Australian Parliament supported the Marriage Equality Bill 2012!

      What a total joke and an embarrassment my country Australia has become with ongoing homophobia, bad treatment of the first Australians, xenophobia, racism, islamphobia and old convict traits of getting drunk, dumb, stupid yoobs and yobbos such as Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott embedded into the Australian social and political DNA!

      The only thing that works in Australia is the right-wing fascist media news networks, mining, banks and the economy!

      Politics and social equality is completely broken and completely smashed to pieces in Australia!

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