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Letter: Thank you to supporters and allies of marriage bill

The Minnesota Legislature recently voted to extend the same rights and privileges of marriage to same sex couples. I am writing as the president of Morris Area PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of our allies and supporters in west central Minnesota for encouraging passage of this bill. We are especially thankful that our representative, Jay McNamar, had the courage and heart to listen to the stories of his constituents and be open-minded enough to learn that same sex couples are looking for validation of their love and commitment. McNamar's was a vote for what is right and true in terms of fairness and equality, and it was most certainly a vote on the right side of history.