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Same-sex marriage advances in Legislature

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ST. PAUL -- Legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota took a key step forward Tuesday but faces many hurdles to approval.

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-3 to send the proposal to the full Senate, and the House Civil Law Committee voted 10-7 to put it before the House.

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"No Minnesotan should be told it is illegal to marry the person they love," said bill author Representative Karen Clark, DFL-Minneapolis.

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