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The Minnesota Capitol begins to fill with people Monday, May 13, in anticipation of a Senate vote to legalize gay marriage. Supporters came in far bigger numbers than opponents. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Gay Minnesotans stream to Capitol to see history

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ST. PAUL -- Gay Minnesotans and their supporters streamed into the Minnesota Capitol today expecting to witness history.

They sang "America" and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and celebrated, anticipating senators to approve gay marriage this afternoon.


Handfuls of same-sex marriage opponents kneeled in prayer at various spots around the Capitol.

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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.