Minnesota: Final vote on marriage equality today

The Minnesota Senate will begin debate on the Minnesota marriage equality bill at noon Central Time today.

With 39 Democrats vs. 28 Republicans, the bill is expected to pass and Gov. Mark Dayton is likely to sign it in a ceremony presently scheduled to take place tomorrow.

You can watch today’s proceedings live on the website of the Star-Tribune and on the Senate’s official page. If you’ve never listened in to one of these debates, they can be quite boring in terms of public pronouncements made clearly for use in future campaigns, AND can be quite moving in their passion, depending on where you stand on the issue.