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Gay Marriage Supporters Swarm Minnesota Capitol

Posted at: 05/09/2013 10:33 AM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Gay marriage supporters are swarming the Capitol ahead of a Minnesota House vote on making same-sex marriages legal.

Among them was 27-year-old Grace McBride, a nurse from St. Paul. She says she and her partner felt compelled to be there to watch history unfold Thursday.
 
McBride says she's thought about her wedding since she was a little girl, and hopes to get married as soon as possible if the bill becomes law.
 
The legislation would allow it starting Aug. 1.
 
McBride says the movement has come a long way in two years since the Legislature sent a constitutional amendment to bar gay marriage to the ballot. The campaign to defeat it laid the groundwork for the legalization vote, which is expected later Thursday. The Senate is expected to vote Monday.
 
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