Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton says he
would sign a gay marriage law but questions whether lawmakers are
ready for such a debate.
Voters in Minnesota last month rejected
a proposed constitutional amendment which would have defined marriage
as a heterosexual union, handing marriage equality foes their first
In an appearance on Minnesota
Public Radio, Dayton said he was confident the state was headed
towards legalizing gay nuptials.
When asked if he would sign such a bill
into law, Dayton answered: “Well, I'd have to see the actual bill
and the language, but I would sign it. I'm not sure the
Legislature's ready to take it on, right now. You know, there's a
real difference between people voting not to put something into the
constitution because they believe it's wrong and also because it's
just bad policy.”
“I hope we're going to get to that
point. The younger generation is broadly accepting of that change
and we'll get there. It's just a question of when,” he added.