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Demonstrators gather outside the Minnesota House chamber to greet lawmakers as they arrive to take up the gay marriage bill at the State Capitol, Thursday, May 9, 2013 in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Copyright 2013, The Associated Press

Minnesota House votes to allow gay marriage

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is a vote and a signature away from becoming the 12th state to allow gay marriage.

The House voted 75-59 today to eliminate an existing gay-marriage ban in state law. A Senate vote comes Monday and Gov. Mark Dayton says he will sign the bill.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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