Minnesota House vote on marriage this Thursday

Timothy Kincaid

May 7th, 2013

From the Pioneer Press

A bill that would legalize gay marriage will get a vote on the Minnesota House floor Thursday, signaling supporters have the votes to pass the legislation.

As House Speaker Paul Thissen has said that he won’t schedule a vote until he is sure of success, this bodes well. The Senate also seems to be a sure thing.

In anticipation of the response I predict Brian Brown of National Organization for (limiting) Marriage will say:

“Minnesota is not a trend. It’s just a blue state. That doesn’t mean anything, I still have Alabama!! I’m going to win. I am. I am. I am. My Cardinal told me so!”


May 7th, 2013

I live in New Jersey and it is very disheartening to see Delaware and Minnesota (likely) racing ahead while here we are held hostage to Chris Christie’s quixotic idea that he will ever be President of the United States.

DE and MN get equality. NJ gets a stomach-stapling. We probably won’t see equality here until 2018. Sad.


May 7th, 2013


MN were held hostage by an evangelical Governor with Presidential aspirations for 8 years. Christie is not remotely exhibiting the same delusional behavior.


May 7th, 2013


Really? Last time I checked Christie had vetoed a SSM marriage bill that passed by a significant margin and had some GOP support.

I think Christie is OK given what is currently on offer from the GOP but he has no chance of becoming President. Gun control along will sink him. (A recent poll of New Hampshire Republicans puts him a very distant third in their 2016 preferences.)

He could have signed the SSM bill, made history and been a real hero.


May 7th, 2013

I am looking forward to the Bachmann meltdown.


May 7th, 2013

Is Minnesota all that blue? I’ve never paid them all that much attention, but more or less thought of them as middle of the road. Their legislature before this one, after all, was red enough to try an anti-marriage amendment.


May 7th, 2013

Minnesota isn’t THAT blue, but it does have the longest streak of going blue in the nation, and it has a history of being ahead of the curve on civil rights (and especially gay rights).


May 7th, 2013

*… I predict Brian Brown of National Organization for (limiting) Marriage will say:

“Minnesota is not a trend. It’s just a blue state. That doesn’t mean anything, I still have Alabama!! I’m going to win. I am. I am. I am. My Cardinal told me so!”*

That’s what you get for talking to birds.

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