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Russ Stanton with the Inter Faculty Organization, a faculty union for Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, tells a state House committee allowing same-sex marriage will help attract high-quality employees. Danielle Killey | Forum News Service

Same-sex marriage clears committees

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ST. PAUL — Legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota took a key step forward Tuesday but faces many hurdles to approval.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-3 to send the proposal to the full Senate, and the House Civil Law Committee voted 10-7 to put it before the House.

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