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ST. PAUL -- Here are highlights of the gay marriage issue in Minnesota:

The law

Minnesota law has restricted marriage to between men and women, but a bill the governor signed Tuesday evening allow “civil marriages” between any two people other than close family members.


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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.