As I reported earlier, the Minnesota House of Representatives votes on marriage equality tomorrow. Prospects for passage are good, as the House Speaker had promised not to bring the measure to a full vote unless the chambers 73-member DFL (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) majority had the 68 votes needed to send the measure to the State Senate.
Debate starts tomorrow at 12:00pm Central, 1pm Eastern; friends in Minnesota tell me that the best place to view the floor proceedings online is here.
Another optimistic indicator of the marriage equality bill’s future is the fact that the Minnesota Senate has reportedly scheduled a debate on the bill for next Monday, May 13 — pending passage in the House tomorrow, of course. Senate leaders also say they’ve got enough votes to approve the measure.
Pro-equality DFL Governor Mark Dayton has pledged to sign the measure into law if it reaches his desk.