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Posted: Jun 26 2015 11:06AM
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House DFL Leader Paul Thissen on Marriage Equality Ruling: Minnesotans stood on the right side of history and then helped shape it for the better


 
This morning, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of same sex marriage in all 50 states.
 
House DFL Leader Paul Thissen released the following statement:
 
“I applaud the Supreme Court for following our lead in Minnesota and ensuring every American can marry the person they love.
 
"In Minnesota, we’ve been leading the way in this fight as the first state to reject a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage and the first state in the Midwest to then legislate marriage equality. Minnesotans helped build a nationwide movement for marriage equality and equal rights that has culminated in today’s victory for all Americans.
 
"Minnesotans stood on the right side of history and then helped shape it for the better. I congratulate everyone who worked to make this day a reality and I join you in celebrating this moment of progress for our nation’s future.”
 
 
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