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Supporters and opponents of gay marriage jammed into the Minnesota Capitol in May of 2011 during House debate about whether to amend the state Constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman. The proposed amendment goes in front of voters on Nov. 6. Forum Communications file photo

Capitol Chatter: Marriage amendment backers count on DFL votes

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ST. PAUL -- Conventional political wisdom is that a gay-marriage prohibition on the Nov. 6 ballot would pit Democratic-Farmer-Laborites against Republicans.

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"It is not that cut and dried," Chuck Darrell said.

Darrell, Minnesota for Marriage spokesman, said Democrats are needed to pass a constitutional amendment to define marriage as being between a man and a woman.

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