Sen. John Marty, DFL-Roseville, sat down with Capitol Conversations on Wednesday to talk about Senate Republicans’ plan to include a ban on same-sex marriage on the ballot in 2012. Marty was the author last year of a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota. “They are trying to marginalize one group of people,” he said. “I think that this is outrageous and that they still haven’t moved past this. It’s very divisive legislation.” He added, “They are on the other side of this issue.”

“I think that two people who love each other and want to form a family, government shouldn’t tell them they can’t do that,” he said. Marty, whose father is a Lutheran pastor, added, “It’s because of my faith that I support same-sex unions.”

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