The Senate Majority Leader's office, after being harranged by Outfront Minnesota, weighed in at the last minute before Monday's planned drop-in, to express disapproval that a Marriage Equality bill was being introduced this session. Thankfully, the two senior lawmakers carrying this bill are absolutely committed to introducing it this session and I believe they will do so. I was convinced of that fact after Senator Marty called me yesterday to assure me of their commitment, however, they will delay the introduction of the bill until closer to the end of the session.
Since there is little chance of the bill passing this session, introducing it later will still have the same effect, which is to break the ice on Marriage Equality with a bold move in a low pressure (deadlines have passed) legislative environment, paving the way for a continued effort next year.
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