Same Sex LGBT Minneapolis Photographer
Same Sex LGBT Minneapolis Photograph
We did it Minnesota!
I’m super excited the Minnesota is a state
that now recognizes equality for all!
From Minnesota Freedom to Marry:
On May 14, 2013, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed the freedom to marry into law, one day after the Minnesota Senate voted in favor of the marriage bill, ensuring that Minnesota became the 12th state to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage. Just days before, the bill was approved in the House.
Same-sex couples can begin marrying in Minnesota on August 1, 2013.
On February 27, 2013, marriage bills were introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate. On March 13, the House Civil Law Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance the bills to the full floor. On May 9, the MN House took up the marriage bill and voted 75-59 to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage.
Just six months before the vote, Minnesota voters began the discussion about the freedom to marry when voters rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have permanently limited the freedom to marry to different-sex couples on Election Day on November 6, 2012. The victory made Minnesota the first state to ever defeat an anti-marriage amendment.
Minnesotans United celebrates historic victory for all families
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jake Loesch, Communications Director
Phone Number: (763) 218 – 4810
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 – Saint Paul, MN – In a historic moment tonight on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol, Governor Mark Dayton officially signed the freedom to marry into law, surrounded by legislators, families, and more than 6,000 Minnesotans who made today a reality. Minnesotans United, the campaign that successfully defeated the hurtful marriage amendment in 2012 and led the effort at the Capitol to secure the freedom to marry in 2013, released the following statement following tonight’s event:
“Today would never have been possible without the dedication and commitment of the hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans who believe that freedom means freedom for everyone. Just two years ago, today was nearly unimaginable – but over the last 24 months, Minnesotans proved that we don’t turn our backs on family. Minnesotans United rejoices today with the thousands of Minnesota families and children who will soon have the freedom to marry and be treated fairly and equally by their government, and we thank the thousands of Minnesotans and partner organizations who worked tirelessly to ensure that this day finally arrived.
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