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Rep. Andrea Kieffer of Woodbury discusses gay marriage during a Thursday, May 9, 2013, House debate. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Woodbury's Kieffer among 4 Republicans to back House gay marriage passage

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is a Senate vote and a governor's signature away from becoming the 12th state to allow gay marriage.

Same-sex marriage supporters are optimistic because the House was regarded as the biggest hurdle. After the bill passed the House surprisingly easily 75-59, they were euphoric.

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The Senate is due to take up the bill Monday and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton says he will sign it.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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