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Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, left, sponsor of the gay marriage bill in the Minnesota Senate, and his partner Richard Leyva greet a large, joyous crowd as they arrive at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. on Monday. (Associated Press)

Minnesota Senate passes gay marriage

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ST. PAUL -- Love and marriage soon will go together for Minnesota gays like they do for straight couples.

"Vote yes for love," Minnesota Sen. Scott Dibble told his colleagues Monday.

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Enough senators agreed and gave the Minneapolis Democrat his wish of a Minnesota that allows same-sex couples to marry, the 12th state to allow it.

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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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