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Minnesota House OK’s gay marriage

State is poised to be the 12th to pass such a law

ST. PAUL — A historic vote Thursday in the Minnesota House positioned the state to become the 12th in the country to allow gay marriages and the first in the Midwest to pass such a law.

Lawmakers approved it 75 to 59, a critical step for the measure that would allow same-sex weddings beginning this summer. Six months ago, voters turned back an effort to ban gay marriage in the Minnesota Constitution.

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