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People on the two sides of a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage stand next to each other Saturday in front of the Minnesota House chamber. They chanted and waved signs most of the day. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Minnesota voters will decide on gay marriage ban

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ST. PAUL -- Voices broke with emotion Saturday night as Minnesota representatives engaged in a quiet and serious debate over gay marriage.

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Powerful speeches brought out hitherto unrevealed personal histories and brought tears to many eyes before the House voted 70-62 to allow Minnesotans to vote on defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

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