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May 14, 2013



Believe it or not, I used to live in Minnesota. I spent formative years there, and I credit its liberal mindset for creating the wonder that is me. I lived there again a few years ago, and for a while it seemed like it was hardly the same state that I knew: it had grown conservative, and I need not mention the political Shelob, She Who Shall Not Be Named... I was more than thrilled to hear of their pending equal marriage bill, following the referendum vote last autumn, and I know that if I'd been living there Monday I would've been among the celebrating masses. I was always aware of Minneapolis being gay friendly, even when I was younger.

I don't know if you've seen this yet, A Map Showing the Country's Sudden Move Towards Marriage Equality (http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/04/gay-rights-marriage-map-gif/64148/) but it's worth a look. Minnesota hasn't been added. It's still under "pending" - but we can fill it in with a red crayon while humming Mendelssohn's Wedding March.

Thank you for making this important enough to place front-and-center on your blog, if newspapers didn't. It might be so ho-hum now that they no longer see it as an eyepopping headline. In a way, strangely, that might be good.

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