Rain, Sleet, Snow Doesn't Stop Gay Marriage Rally

Updated: 04/19/2013 10:19 AM KSTP.com By: Tom Hauser

When supporters of a bill legalizing gay marriage planned an outdoor rally at the Minnesota State Capitol for April 18, they probably thought they had a good chance for decent weather. 

It turns out, they couldn't have been more wrong.  Of course, no one was predicting "spring" weather featuring rain, sleet and snow on an almost daily basis.  Despite the weather, hundreds of people showed up to hear Governor Dayton and gay marriage bill authors voice their support for the legislation.

Meanwhile, opponents of the gay marriage bill continue a "Minnesota for Marriage Road Trip" across the state.  This weekend a bus caravan will make stops in Montevideo, Eden Prairie, Owatonna, Austin and Rochester urging people to call lawmakers and tell them to vote "no" on the gay marriage bill.