Rep. Pat Garofalo of Farmington said on Wednesday a proposal to allow civil unions instead of gay marriages would be good for Minnesota. With him is Rep. Tim Kelly of Red Wing, who sponsors the civil union bill. Don Davis | Forum News Service
Legislature: Lawmakers insert civil union plan into gay marriage debate
ST. PAUL — Civil unions would give gay couples the same rights as married couples, said the sponsor of a Minnesota House proposal that is a step short of full marriage.
“Government’s role is to protect the individual,” Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Red Wing, said Wednesday, adding a bill authorizing civil unions he is introducing today would do just that.
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