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Hey Minnesota, Welcome To The 21st Century

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sometimes patience has its rewards.  In Minnesota it finally paid off.  The North Star State on Thursday passed a bill to legalize gay marriage.  That was the good news.  The even better news is Gov. Mark Dayton has already acknowledged he'll sign the bill.  And all this after just six months ago the same state legislature rejected a constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage.  Though the vote was till largly along party lines this is a move in the right direction as Minnesota becomes the 14th state to do so.  In a sentiment that reflects a refreshing show of courage new freshman Rep. Joe Radinovich, DFL-Crosby, has already taken some heat from some of his constituents on the issue. But he still voted yes.  Speaking the language any liberal could appreciate he spoke about freedom and equality.         
"For me this is a vote for freedom and equality. This is a vote for the rights of all of my constituents," he said.
Welcome Minnesotans, to the 21st century.  Believe it or not there's room for everyone.