Marriage Equality Bill
During a conversation I had with Rep. Mike Jaros in front of the Senate on Thursday regarding marriage equality, I told him that I was sick of all the pussy footing around on the edges on marriage discrimination and asked how I could get a straight forward, full marriage equality bill written up. He told me that I should write instructions on what I want the bill to say, then bring it to the Revisor on the seventh floor of the State Office Building on Jaros' authority. So that's what I'm doing.
In preparing the bill, I relied heavily on the California marriage bill that has twice passed their legislature. The Minnesota bill renders gender-neutral, Minnesota's marriage statutes and all gender-specific language pertaining to marriage wherever found in state law.
Over my years of protesting marriage discrimination at the legislature, representatives and senators have told me they would vote for a marriage equality bill. Maybe now they'll get that opportunity.