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Minnesota Sen. Scott Dibble of Minneapolis watches testimony Tuesday, March 12, 2013, from opponents of his bill that would legalize gay marriage. (Don Davis/Forum News Service)

Marriage bill advances

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ST. PAUL -- Legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota took a key step forward Tuesday but faces many hurdles to approval.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-3 to send the proposal to the full Senate, and the House Civil Law Committee voted 10-7 to put it before the House.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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