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Minnesota Democrats praise gay marriage ruling

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Democrats wasted no time to begin cheering the U.S. Supreme Court's decision this morning to reject a federal gay-marriage ban.

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The ruling follows Minnesota's decision this spring to allow same-sex couples to wed. The federal ruling means those who do marry will receive federal benefits denied to gay couples in states that allow them to marry.

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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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