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Group opposing gay marriage rallies at the Capitol

Archbishop John Nienstedt and other Catholic bishops will be at the Capitol, and will also meet with Gov. Mark Dayton.

Minnesotans for Marriage is leading an anti-gay marriage rally today at the Capitol.

The group opposes efforts in the Legislature to change marriage laws in the state, and was one of the leaders of the the unsuccessful effort to pass an amendment last November that would have put the existing ban on gay marriage into the state Constitution.

The event today runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., with the rally in the Capitol rotunda at 2:30 p.m.

Those attending are also urged to contact their legislators during that time.

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Catholic Archbishop John Nienstedt, who’s led the church’s ongoing effort against gay marriage, will be at the Capitol, and is meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton during the day in a closed session.