This news exploded in the media and social media. Minnesota is set to become the first Midwestern state and the 12th state in the U.S. to allow same-sex marriage.
Yesterday, Minnesota Senate voted 37 to 30 in favor of allowing same-sex marriage. Earlier, the Minnesota House of Representatives voted 75 to 59 in favor for it. As a backdrop, in the prior election, Minnesota voters rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have defined marriage as only between a man and a woman.
Governor Dayton stated that he will sign the bill once it comes to his desk.