Today the Minnesota Senate votes on whether or not gay people can legally marry someone of the same sex. It's expected to pass and Governor Dayton has said he will sign the bill if it lands on his desk tomorrow. It's about time. If it passes same - sex marriages can begin August 1st, 2013. Minnesota would be the 12th state to legalize gay marriage.
This morning I learned that Minnesota Governor (D), Mark Dayton's Anti Bullying Task Force met for the first time today in Roseville. The task force was established to better prevent bullying in our Minnesota schools. From the Minneapolis Star Tribune: Attorney General Lori Swanson proposed legislation to require school districts to respond to bullying reports within 24 hours*. The bill also would require districts to create
Back in 1987, Howard Mohr wrote a funny little book that taught non natives of Minnesota how to talk like us. Howard Mohr's How To Talk Minnesotan: A Visitor's Guide was a bestseller here in the land of 10,000 lakes, though no one would ever admit to actually purchasing the book. We all borrowed it from someone who was from out of town.
Actually it is the heat too. It's been dreadfully hot and humid here and I really don't like the heat very much. Thankfully we are getting a bit of a respite with regard to temps these last couple of days but I hear according to Jonathan that it will be in the upper 90s come this weekend. Thanks Jonathan! I'd like to blame