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President Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage speaks to hundreds of gay marriage opponents Thursday at a Minnesota Capitol rally. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

GOP: Gay marriage should not be a priority

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Don Davis / MN CAPITOL BUREAU - ST. PAUL – Republicans call gay marriage a distraction from important duties legislators face, such as passing a state budget.


On Thursday, Republican legislators packed a stage during a rally supporting traditional marriage between a man and a woman.

About 1,000 people jammed the Minnesota Capitol holding signs with slogans such as “marriage should be reinforced, not redefined.”

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