Starting in August of this year Minnesota will become the 12th state in the United States to officially allow and recognize gay marriage. The vote officially took place today and as expected the bill passed with a 37 to 30 vote that will push the bill into a state law once the Governor signs it this Thursday.
The law will not actually go into effect until August but millions of people feel an overwhelming amount of success now that the bill has passed. The gay marriage bill encountered significant opposition from state Republicans but everyone is thankful that it managed to pass this week. Gay rights activists are incredibly happy that the bill passed and they’re hopeful that Minnesota becoming the 12th state will help encourage other states, especially in the Midwest, to begin allowing gay marriage as well.
Not only is this a big win for gay rights, the upcoming Supreme Court ruling is expected to be a big win as well. Gay rights activists are beginning to feel that 2013 might be the biggest year of advancement in history which is absolutely great news. No other states around Minnesota have begun working to legalize gay marriage at this time but progress is good.