Gov. Mark Dayton will sign legislation that legalizes same-sex marriage in Minnesota. The bill signing comes after two years of debate, at times polarizing, across the state.
Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL-Minneapolis, said he expects life to return to normal soon after Aug. 1 when the new law will take effect.
“Hopefully, when we pass this bill in a few minutes or a few hours, that you will find that next year when we come back here that everything is going to be OK in Minnesota,” Hayden said. “People are going to be fine and that we’ll find something else to disagree about but this won’t be one of them.”
Opponents vow the issue isn’t settled.
Today’s Question: How can civility be improved between supporters and opponents of same sex marriage?