Dibble Introduces MN Same-Sex Marriage at MN Senate: 'A Very Simple Bill'

Southwest Minneapolis' state representative introduced his gay-marriage bill at the Minnesota Senate Monday.

Minnesota state Sen. Scott Dibble (DFL-Minneapolis) introduced his bill to legalize same-sex marriage Monday afternoon at the Minnesota Senate.

Dibble called it "a very simple bill. ... Sometimes the simplest bills are the most powerful."

After reading through the bill's language, substituting the version passed by the Minnesota House of Representatives on May 9, 2013, Dibble concluded by saying that the bill "is not as earth-shattering as folks might think."

Patch will continue to update readers as Monday's debate continues.

Mike B. May 13, 2013 at 07:16 PM
The bill is not "earth shattering"? Satan is cheering for this. Homosexual marriage and behavior is an attack on God himself and every tenet in the Bible.
Mark Lofstrom May 13, 2013 at 07:38 PM
Sad people like Mike B. exist. What a waste of life and mind. They are neither Christian nor right, just an embarrassment to the tenets of humanity and the religion they purport to believe in. This is not a religious issue. Why do such bigots want to make this their kind of issue? Perhaps so they can grasp it with a narrow mind.
Mike B. May 13, 2013 at 07:42 PM
Mark, it's amazing how liberals seem to throw around the words bigots, Nazis, racists at anyone they disagree with. Sad to see your attack on religion.
katie a May 13, 2013 at 08:21 PM
I think it's important that we all ask ourselves in times like these, are we aiming for a world that will avenues to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happines? Or do we just want people to think the way we do. Sometimes the things that have the greatest impact are showing acceptance even when someone else doesn't. No society will ever agree on everything. Our responsibility as citizens of a society is to ensure the liberty of others- not just some-Hate can't fight hate.
Kirk Gryder May 13, 2013 at 08:22 PM
So Mike, your argument against equality is to support Nazis and racists?? I'm afraid that you are helping Mark's case.
Jennifer L May 13, 2013 at 09:08 PM
Good thing we are NOT a theocracy so your god and your bible don't make the laws!
Dan Johnson May 15, 2013 at 02:20 PM
"Prejudice, we are beginning to understand, rises not from malice or hostile animus alone. It may result as well from insensitivity caused by simple want of careful, rational reflection or from some instinctive mechanism to guard against people who appear to be different in some respects from ourselves." GIll v.
Jody Johnson May 19, 2013 at 03:47 PM
you don't know your Bible very well. Christ said nothing about homosexuality being a sin. You might perceive it as an attack, but I highly doubt that God does. He made the folks who are gay and lesbian; why in the world would he/she deny them a full life with a loving partner? Maybe you just need to take a good look in the mirror and stop blaming God for your bigotry. Jody Johnson
Tom Burke May 19, 2013 at 04:06 PM
Last year a Father rights bill was passed by a bipartisan vote in both the State House and State Senate. The bill was veto by Governor Dayton. If Governor Dayton and Senator Dibble are so concerned with protecting individuals rights, why did they both vote against the father rights bill. A child has the right and need for both parents so why does Gov. Dayton and Senator Dibble deny this fundamental right to every dad of MN.
Tom Burke May 19, 2013 at 04:28 PM
The fathers rights bill has been fought for 14 years in Saint Paul's. FYI Lynn B
Tom Burke May 19, 2013 at 04:34 PM
The national average of custody is 90% for the mother and 10% for the father. There are many studies to prove my point. Call the center for parental responsibility for the information. Will gay marriage receive 50/50 joint physical custody?
Mike B. May 19, 2013 at 04:46 PM
Answer's very simple, Tom... Senator Dibble is a foe of heterosexuality, as he proved during his days with the violent Act-Up group, which targeted the Catholic Church. Senator Dibble is a radical "gay" rights person, and a hateful bigot toward anyone that disagrees with his "gay" agenda. Re: Governor Dayton... I pity the man, as he has no comprehension of what's going on, period. His DFL handlers make the decisions for him regarding every issue, and he passively agrees or disagrees.


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