The Republicans, supporters of a government so small that it can tell people who they may marry, are getting some bad news:
The Minnesota House will vote on a proposal to allow same-sex marriage on Thursday.
Senator Patrick Leahy, chair of the Judiciary Committee has filed an amendment to an immigration bill that would allow same sex couples to sponsor their partners for a visa.
There is some division among Republicans on this issue, but support for marriage equality remains a minority viewpoint. Pat Brady has resigned as chairman of the Illinois Republican Party because his support for same-sex marriage is out of line with the view of other Republicans.