ST. PAUL, Minn. – Senator Scott Dibble (District 61, DFL-Minneapolis) expressed his gratitude to Governor Dayton for highlighting the issue of marriage in his State of the State address.
“I agree with the Governor’s assessment on this important issue at this historic event. Minnesotans spoke clearly last year about this issue and told us the values that unite us are more important than those that divide us—that marriage is about love, commitment and responsibility.
The state budget and our economy are the focus at the start of this session, as they should be. There is also room at the right time to have this conversation, which, consistent with everything else the legislature is working on, is really all about helping families do well.”
The text of the Governors comments is as follows:
“Let me mention one other cause, which is controversial, but consistent with my faith and my principles. And, more importantly, consistent with this country’s founding principles and its Constitution. I believe that every Minnesotan should have the freedom to marry legally the person she or he loves, whether of the same or other sex.
Last year, Minnesotans began a conversation about why marriage matters, and we found our common belief that it is about love, commitment, and responsibility. I want Minnesota to be a state, which affirms that freedom for one means freedom for everyone, and where no one is told it is illegal to marry the person you love.”
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D. Scott Dibble
State Senator-District 60
State Office Building, Room 115
75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155