This week in Minnesota: The MN House will vote on the marriage bill!

The freedom to marry is gearing up for a big week in Minnesota: On Thursday, May 9, the Minnesota House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on HF1054, the bill that would extend the freedom to marry to same-sex couples across the state. 

The scheduling news comes as the latest addition to the momentum Minnesota has experienced in the past year. In March, marriage bills advanced through the House Civil Law Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee, and just yesterday, the MN House Ways & Means Committee also voted to advance the bill to a full floor vote. This month, polling has registered majority support for marriage in the state, and Minnesotans United for All Families, the coalition working to pass a marriage bill in 2013, has been continually hard at work making the case for why marriage matters across the state.  

Richard Carlbom, the campaign manager for Minnesotans United for All Families, announced the date today in a release from Minnesotans United. He said:

Thursday's vote in the Minnesota House of Representatives will be a historic victory for thousands of same-sex couples and families in our state. We are confident that the necessary votes to extend the freedom to marry for same-sex couples have been secured and that HF1054 will pass the House floor. The Minnesota House of Representatives is now poised to make Minnesota the next state to grant civil marriage to same-sex couples and their families by affirming what we already know to be true: Marriage is about the love, commitment, and responsibility that two people share, and it is a basic freedom that should no longer be denied to some simply because of who they are. 

Learn more about the freedom to marry in Minnesota HERE.