State Senate

Gay Marriage Ban Slated For Minnesota Senate Vote
For the first time, Minnesota's Senate plans to vote on a ballot measure aimed at banning gay marriage in the state Constitution. The vote scheduled for Wednesday would put the proposal half way toward the November 2012 ballot, where a majority vote would enact it.
Minnesota Bill Permitting Sunday Liquor Sales Advances
Legislation allowing Minnesota liquor stores to open on Sundays has moved along in the state Senate despite opposition from the dominant liquor lobby. The Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection voted 8-7 on Wednesday to advance the bill to another committee.

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