Minnesota may be on the verge of legalizing same-sex marriage, less than a year after voters rejected a constitutional ban on the same. I’m among those who thought legislators would avoid the issue in the wake of the bitterly fought ballot campaign, so I’m pleased that they proved me wrong. Given its generally progressive history, Minnesota should be among the early adopters of same-sex marriage.
One wonders if we would be at this point if Republicans hadn’t pushed so hard to incorporate discrimination into the state constitution. If this passes, we may need to acknowledge Republicans as our unwitting partners in promoting equality.