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    Minnesota Next Gay-Marriage Battleground

    Todd Plank of Rochester, N.Y., holds a sign during a marriage equality rally at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Tuesday, June 21, 2011.    National advocates and opponents are watching the marriage debate, waiting to see if New York will restart momentum or kill it the way it did two years ago.  Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made passing gay marriage a key policy initiative in his first year in office.

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    Michele Bachmann might want to narrow her position on gay marriage, as it looks like her home state might be next in line to fight over the issue. Minnesota has put a ballot initiative for 2012 that would limit marriage as between one man and one woman, making the politically moderate state front and center on the national debate on gay marriage. If the amendment passes, it will hurt the argument that the national tide has turned toward same-sex marriage—and many supporters have decamped to Minnesota to make sure the amendment is defeated. But despite New York’s recent gay-marriage victory, opponents of same-sex marriage have won every single ballot measure—31 straight victories.

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