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President Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage speaks to hundreds of gay marriage opponents Thursday, March 7, 2013, at a Minnesota Capitol rally. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Minnesota GOP: Gay marriage should not be a priority

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ST. PAUL — Republicans call gay marriage a distraction from important duties legislators face, such as passing a state budget.

On Thursday, Republican legislators packed a stage during a rally supporting traditional marriage between a man and a woman.


About 1,000 people jammed the Minnesota Capitol holding signs with slogans such as “marriage should be reinforced, not redefined.”

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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.