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Minnesota Governor Gov. Mark Dayton would sign a gay marriage bill

Minnesota Governor Gov. Mark Dayton would sign a gay marriage bill

Sure, Minnesota was a part of a sweep of historic victories for marraige equality during last month’s US elections.

But gay marriage is still not legal in the state.

Voters there defeated a measure that would have defined marriage as being between a man and a woman while in the same night, voters in Washington, Maine and Maryland approved marriages between same-sex couples.

Minnesota Governor Gov. Mark Dayton made clear on Friday (7 December) that should the state’s legislature passed a gay marriage bill and it landed on his desk, he would most certainly sign it.

‘I hope we’re going to get to that point,’ Dayton told Minnesota Public Radio. ‘The younger generation is broadly accepting of that change and we’ll get there, it’s just a question of when.’

While governors in Washington, Maryland and Maine signed marriage bills this year, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie refused to do so after a bill was passed by both houses of that state’s legislature.