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Gov. Mark Dayton speaks to hundreds who turned out Thursday to rally against a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman. He said he hopes Minnesota will be the first state to reject the amendment. (Danielle Nordine, Forum Communications)

Same-sex marriage debate expands around Minnesota

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Advocates on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate say they are making progress and will continue to reach out to Minnesotan voters before they cast ballots on the issue this fall.


A proposed constitutional amendment voters will decide Nov. 6 would define marriage as between a man and a woman, outlawing same-sex marriage. It already is illegal in Minnesota, but putting the provision in the Constitution would make that more difficult to change.

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