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Historic 75-59 House vote clears way for Minnesota same-sex marriage

The Minnesota Senate is expected to approve it Monday, and the governor has pledged to sign it.

Lynne Hvidsten and Cindy Amberger, of Minnetonka, have been together for 20 years. They were cheering on lawmakers to support gay marriage Thursday afternoon at the state Capitol.
MinnPost photo by James Nord

The Minnesota House took a historic step Thursday, approving same-sex marriage with votes to spare.

The final vote was 75 to 59.

The Minnesota Senate, where leaders are confident they have enough support, will vote on the matter Monday.

Gov. Dayton has said he will sign the measure, which would make Minnesota the 12th state in the nation to approve same-sex marriage.