DFL LEADERSHIP CLEARS WAY FOR FLOOR VOTES IN BOTH CHAMBERS!!!
The DFL leaders said that a generation of gay marriage bashing by the right wing is enough and the time for action on marriage equality is now. "The DFL will not stand by and allow this state to continue discriminating against thousands of gay families who's only demand is equality," said Speaker Kelliher. Senator Pogemiller said, "We have the power to bring the legislative branch into alignment with the founding principles of this country and the consciences of all good and fair minded people. Because the DFL has the numbers needed, we have the responsibility to pass this bill. To vote to end discrimination is our duty regardless of a likely veto by the governor. History will shine brightly on our actions."
When asked if the DFL feared retribution at the polls in 2010, Speaker Kelliher said, "We are not here to be re-elected. We are here to do the right thing."