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Topic - Warren Limmer
The Minnesota Legislature became the 12th to pass gay marriage Monday, leaving just a handful of states that have yet to act definitively on the issue.
The Vikings stadium deal that Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law Monday involves plenty of public participation, but it also prevents the public from getting a look at the team's finances during their partnership to build the $975 million stadium.
"We're nullifying every reference to a faith when it comes to marriage," said Sen. Warren Limmer, one of the Republicans who supported adding a religious-protection amendment to the bill.
"If you follow it by the letter of the law, they do not have to disclose a single iota of information in the relationship between the public money sources and the private sector," said Limmer, who voted against the bill after arguing on the floor that privacy issues should have been examined in the judiciary committee he heads.