Hundreds of gay marriage supporters packed Minnesota's Capitol rotunda as they start a push for its legalization by the Legislature. No official count of Thursday's crowd was immediately available but it appeared to easily exceed 1,000 people.
The group pushing a state Capitol vote to legalize gay marriage says a bill to do so currently lacks the votes to pass. The admission came in a fundraising pitch Thursday by Jake Loesch, the communications director for Minnesotans United.
The Minnesota state senator who will take the lead in that chamber on a bill to legalize gay marriage says backers will wait at least a month or two into the upcoming legislative session before they start to push it hard.
More than 500 people gathered in Minneapolis this weekend to discuss strategy for legalizing gay marriage in Minnesota. Organizer Michelle Dibblee of the Equality and Justice Summit discussed how a grass-roots campaign to pass such legislation would work.
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