Minnesota Senator Al Franken on Tuesday
congratulated Minnesota on becoming the 12th state to
legalize gay marriage.
Minnesota is the first Midwestern state
to approve such unions with a legislative vote.
Governor Mark Dayton signs gay marriage law.)
“I've been married to Franni for 37
years and it's the best thing that ever happened to me,” Franken
said in a statement. “As a long-time supporter of marriage
equality, I believe that every loving couple – in Minnesota and
across the country – should have the same opportunity. And now,
thanks to courageous – and not to mention, bipartisan – votes by
the Minnesota State Legislature and support from Minnesotans
statewide, we are the latest state to legalize same-sex marriage.
Today I'm proud that Gov. Mark Dayton signed legislation bringing
marriage equality to Minnesota. Our country is beginning to
understand that it's not about what a family looks like: It's about
their love and commitment to one another.”