The Minnesota state legislature on Friday could green-light a ballot initiative that would ask voters to decide whether to adopt a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
Marriage equality advocates are rallying again at the Minnesota state capitol in Saint Paul on Friday, urging the House of Representatives to vote against the possible 2012 ballot measure. Lawmakers have a Monday deadline to vote on the matter, barring a special legislative session.
On Wednesday, the state House Rules Committee voted to pass the amendment that Gov. Mark Dayton has vowed to fight “with every fiber of [his] being.” But Dayton cannot veto the measure, one that has already passed the state senate. (For on-the-ground news of the Minnesota vote, read Andy Birkey’s coverage at the Minnesota Independenthere.)
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