Governor Dayton will sign marriage equality into law tomorrow after the bill cleared its final legislative hurdle today. Congratulations again to the legislators and advocates who helped Minnesota take this next step into the 21st century. Special kudos to those legislators who voted in favor of equality even though they hail from districts that supported a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Such displays of political courage are all too rare in our polarized era.
I’d urge my brother and his partner to come to Minnesota to get married, but they seem willing to wait until equality comes to California. And with a little help from the Supreme Court, they may not have to wait long.