One more story from yesterday I forgot to include. A group of six or seven young girls about 14 years old and their boy mascot stopped to talk. They were all very nice and the boy, who was painfully shy, said to me, "The Constitution protects equality, not tradition." Wow.
In front of the House this morning two female pages came up, one of which was adamantly pro marriage equality. She said it was the most important issue to her. We had a long discussion before they had to go into the House and start paging. The enthusiastic one made a fist and said when she could, she was coming back to help out. I welcomed her to do so.
Right now, I'm hanging out at the St. Paul Public Library between floor sessions for the first time. It's conveniently close to the Capitol, quiet and has Wifi. It even has a coffee shop.
The Senate session is coming up at noon. Boy is it crowded up there today. Lobbyist, Dave Engstrom wasn't kidding when he told me there'd be seven hundred people at the Capitol today. I've never seen it so crowded!