Progress: Same-Sex Marriage to be Allowed in Minnesota
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State joins 11 others that have allowed gay and lesbian couples to marry.
Minnesota will soon become the 12th state in the United States to allow same-sex couples to marry.
The state’s Senate approved a bill legalizing gay and lesbian marriage on Monday with a 37-30 vote.
Governor Mark Dayton is scheduled to sign the bill next Tuesday.
The state is only the second Midwestern state to allow gay marriage. Iowa became the first state in the midwestern region to allow a marriage between same-sex couples in 2009.
The law in Minnesota will take effect on August 1.