SLIDESHOW: 'Freedom to Marry Day' Rally

Updated: 02/14/2013 4:20 PM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

A rally took place at the state capitol Thursday to support "Freedom to Marry Day." It was organized by Minnesotans United for All Families.

What once seemed like a long shot in Minnesota now looks more possible. Gov. Dayton restated his support for same-sex marriage rights in his State of the State speech, and DFL legislative leaders have been increasingly open to the prospect of taking up the issue later in the current session.

The group behind the rally and the legislative push was born from the campaign that defeated the constitutional gay marriage ban last November. But gay marriage foes say the defeat of the ban doesn't prove widespread support for legalizing it.