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Gay marriage debate returns to Capitol; Schoen and Sieben support, but say budget the priority

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ST. PAUL - Those on opposite sides of the same-sex marriage debate use the same argument: It is about families.

Both camps made their case Wednesday, Feb. 27, as Minnesota lawmakers released a proposal that would allow gay couples to wed.

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"We are affirming that thing that we all prize: Love that is the center of everything," bill author Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis said, adding the bill is "changing nothing, redefining nothing."

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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