MN Senate passes historic marriage-equality bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Senate lawmakers passed an historic marriage equality bill yesterday, paving the way for Governor Dayton to sign the same-sex marriage bill into law today. The Minnesota House passed HF 1054 last Thursday. Both chambers approved the bill with bi-partisan support.
Senator John Hoffman (DFL-Champlin) made the statement below following passage of the bill:
“Today we had a choice. A choice for equality, a choice for civil rights, a choice for fairness, a choice for stronger families and communities, a choice for individuals to marry the ones they love. I completely believe we chose today to do the right thing.
This is not a unique situation. Many groups have fought for equality and won. There is one less struggle when the Governor signs this into law. Today, I am also thinking about the equal rights struggle for people with disabilities, rights that have yet to be realized. I know this too will take courage. With today’s vote, we ended up on the right side of history.
This is a stepping stone for equality for all individuals. We have nothing to fear from love and commitment and only everything to gain.”

Senator John Hoffman
John Hoffman represents District 36, which includes portions of Anoka and Hennepin County.

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