ST. PAUL - As lawmakers wait to see what Governor Dayton does with the budget bills that have been sent to his desk, the State House is expected to vote on the gay marriage amendment issue today (Friday).

Republican State Representative Tim O'Driscoll of Sartell says he's planning on voting in favor of putting the measure on the ballot in 2012.

Meanwhile, Democrat Larry Hosch of St. Joseph, who voted in favor of the amendment back in 2005, says he has a different opinion now and plans to vote against it today, and it's because of his kids.

Both lawmakers agree that there will several hours of testimony on the House floor before a vote takes place.  Meanwhile, supports on both sides of the issue jammed the State Capitol yesterday and are expected to be back again today.

Previous stories on gay marriage.