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Movement in Minnesota’s marriage bill

Timothy Kincaid

May 6th, 2013

There’s movement today on the Minnesota marriage bill, but it may be movement sideways. The StarTribune is reporting an impromptu committee hearing:

The House Ways and Means Committee is scheduled to review the legislation Monday. That’s after a state analysis showed a small impact on Minnesota’s general fund.

The analysis by Minnesota’s budget office predicts that if gay marriage becomes legal, 114 state employees would enroll in state benefits for their married partners. That would cost the state about $688,000 a year. But it would be partly offset by about $190,000 from same-sex couples buying marriage licenses.

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TampaZeke
May 6th, 2013 | LINK

Well if it’s all about saving money then they should rescind all marriages and save the state 10’S if not 100’s of BILLIONS of dollars.

TampaZeke
May 6th, 2013 | LINK

Or at least 10’s if not 100’s of MILLIONS of dollars.

jerry
May 6th, 2013 | LINK

I totally agree TampaZeke. If gay couples are denied marriage equality because of the cost of insurance policies, there is no ethical reason to fund insurance because someone is heterosexual. Let them pay for their own just as we have been forced to do.

Joseph Singer
May 7th, 2013 | LINK

Also, other states have found that allowing marriage equality is good for state businesses’ revenue as well.

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