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Opponents of gay marriage testify Tuesday, March 12, 2013, in a Minnesota Senate committee hearing. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Same-sex marriage moves to full Senate

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ST. PAUL - A Minnesota Senate committee voted 5-3 today to move forward with a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota.

“This is about family,” bill author Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, said. “We are not redefining anything.”

The Judiciary Committee sent the bill to the full Senate, though Democratic leadership has said setting the state budget will come before addressing policy issues such as gay marriage.

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