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Many of those at a rally Thursday, April 18, 2013, to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota hold umbrellas to protect from the sleet. (Forum News Service)

Legislative notebook: Hundreds rally for same-sex marriage

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ST. PAUL – Many of the hundreds who rallied Thursday to support legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota said they think it can happen this year.


“We have come this far and are this close,” Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, told those gathered outside the state Capitol building in the sleet. Dibble, who is gay, said he believes the state can and should approve the bill legalizing same-sex marriage.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.