by Nate Wooley | May 14, 2013 9:44 am
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is set to sign a bill that permits same-sex marriage this afternoon.
The bill — which passed the legislature on Monday — will be signed at 5 p.m. this afternoon on the front steps of Minnesota’s Capitol building, the Associated Press reports.
Minnesota becomes the 12th state to legalize same-sex marriage in the U.S. and the third — Both Delaware and Rhode Island passed same-sex marriage laws this month — in 10 days. Minnesota becomes the first state in the Midwest to allow same-sex marriage by legislation rather than through the courts or other methods.
As recently as last November, a referendum in Minnesota that would have banned same-sex marriage went down in defeat. After that effort failed, groups that organized against it shifted to promoting the bill that eventually legalized same-sex marriage in the state.
It won’t be a long wait for couples to marry. The bill marks Aug. 1 as the first date on which same-sex couples can be legally wed.
The opinions contained in this column are solely those of the writer.
Want to share your own views on money and politics? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we might reprint your views in our InvestorPolitics blog! Please include your name, city and state of residence. All letters submitted to this address will be considered for publication.
Source URL: https://investorplace.com/investorpolitics/minnesota-set-to-allow-same-sex-marriages/
Short URL: https://investorplace.com/?p=347515
Copyright ©2018 InvestorPlace Media, LLC. All rights reserved. 700 Indian Springs Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601.