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Red alert! Vote on same-sex marriage bill scheduled for Thursday

This is actually happening! Call or e-mail your representative now!

07A Huntley, Thomas (DFL) 651-296-2228 [email protected]

03B Murphy, Mary (DFL) 651-296-2676 [email protected]

07B Simonson, Erik (DFL) 651-296-4246 [email protected]

18 Comments

Elly Vortex

about 6 years ago

Oh my gosh, does that mean I won't get any more mailers on this topic? YESSSSSS

TimK

about 6 years ago

So glad all the years of repression and hardship will finally pay off for you, Elly.

secretseasons

about 6 years ago

I don't know about Thomas Huntley but we heard yesterday at a MN United event that Mary Murphy is still on the fence. Erik Simonson is no problem, he is a co-sponsor of the bill.

Elly Vortex

about 6 years ago

Hey, I called my representative.  I also don't like wasteful junk mail.  It's possible to care about two things at once.

Chad S

about 6 years ago

Awesome news!  I don't know for sure, but I would imagine Tom Huntley's on board.  He gave a good speech on the House floor a couple of years ago after wingnut Bradlee Dean delivered a nutty "prayer." 



House leaders said they wouldn't bring it to the floor unless they had the votes, but there's no doubt it is still gonna be close.  Every phone call or e-mail could make the difference.

emmadogs

about 6 years ago

Please let it happen.

Bret

about 6 years ago

Huntley's cool on this issue.  He wrote me a great three page response in which he, or his staffer, really made great arguments.

Bret

about 6 years ago

Reinert has not responded to me, but I imagine he's OK too.

edgeways

about 6 years ago

A month or so ago it was the Senate they where worried wouldn't have the votes, now it seems that the real action is the House, and I gotta say the gut feeling is they have the votes (yay!), both the main sponsor and the House leader seem to think so and the Republicans have indicated they are resigned to it passing. The concern was with more rural DFLers being scared about their new seats. And even there they have been trickling in on supporting the bill. So yeah Huntley and Simonson seem on board, but still call them and offer encouragement. Didn't know Murphy's stance...

jbraski

about 6 years ago

Keeping my fingers crossed on this one! Come on Minnesota, make us proud! I live out in Moorhead and I contacted Ben Lien and Kent Eken a while back about this issue. Lien is completely for Marriage Equality and Eken said he would take my statements into consideration. Later on I heard that he is now in favor of the bill so hopefully that means 2 YES votes from the Moorhead/Central Western part of the state. Too bad there are so many rural Democrats that are afraid to vote for what is right because of how their constituents voted on the Marriage Amendment last fall. Also, I heard about Rep. Joe Radinovich's plan on voting Yes and I applaud him for this! Both excited and nervous for Thursday. Here we go Minnesota, let's make it a true dozen and be #12!

moosetracks

about 6 years ago

Sen. Reinert has consistently been supportive of marriage equality.

Tom

about 6 years ago

Simonson, Huntley and Murphy all voted in favor of the bill.

TimK

about 6 years ago

It passed the House! Scheduled Senate vote Monday. We're number 12! We're number 12! We're number 12!

Fitz

about 6 years ago

Is it relatively safe to assume that the Democratic majority in the Senate means it will pass there?  Anyone know?

TimK

about 6 years ago

It looks good based on statements made by party leaders. Wouldn't hurt to call or email your Senators over the next couple of days!

emmadogs

about 6 years ago

I don't want to curse us with hubris, but we're good to go in the Senate.

Thank God,,thank god, thank god.

emmadogs

about 6 years ago

I am so proud to be a Minnesotan.

lojasmo

about 6 years ago

It is said that, in the senate, it will not be brought to the floor unless the votes are there.  Looks like it's going to happen.

Wife, son, and I are driving up to be present in the rotunda when the debate/vote takes place.

Historic times.

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