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Amendment to gay marriage bill could attract more Republican support

GOP House Rep. David FitzSimmons introduced an amendment to the gay marriage bill on Wednesday, the eve of a scheduled vote in the House, that would insert the word "civil" in front of any instance of the word "marriage" in state law. The freshman from Albertville says the move provides more religious protections by specifying that the bill is about "the civil aspects" of marriage.

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Civil unions bill draws sharp reaction

Republican Rep. Tim Kelly is one of the last GOP legislators you’d expect to find on the bad side of gay marriage advocates. The three-term member from Red Wing is well-known for bucking his own caucus in 2011 as Republicans worked to pass a controversial constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.

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