It’s been a happy week in Minnesota, at least for most of us. After narrowly defeating an amendment to the state constitution that would restrict the definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman, and taking control of the legislature away from the Republicans who proposed it, the state took a 180-degree turn. Yesterday, Gov. Mark Dayton (no relation to my roommate) signed a law making same-sex marriage legal in Minnesota, ending a struggle that began in 1970 when local activist Jack Baker, pretty much the father of the gay rights movement in Minnesota, unsuccessfully sued the state for refusing to grant him and his same-sex marriage license.
Of course, there’s a whole lot of butt-hurt …Share