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Minnesota House OKs same-sex marriage; Senate expected to concur
Minnesota House OKs same-sex marriage; Senate expected to concur

Minnesota is poised to become the second Midwestern state to legalize same-sex marriage after the state House of Representatives approved a bill Thursday that would allow the practice. The House had been considered the measure's toughest hurdle. The bill passed 75 to 59 and heads to the state's Democratic-majority Senate, which is expected to consider it Monday. Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, has said he will sign the measure. Eleven states and the District of Columbia allow same-sex marriage -- including Delaware, which acted Tuesday. Minnesota would be the first Midwestern state to legalize it with legislation. Gay marriage is legal in Iowa because of a 2009...

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