What's next for local gay marriage movement

12:53 AM, Jun 27, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesota's law has been signed and same sex couples will marry legally on August 1st, legally in the eyes of the state and the federal government.

But it doesn't mean the fight is over.

Autumn Leva is with Minnesota for Marriage, a group that lost the fight to keep marriage defined as between one man and one woman, but that loss, combined with today's ruling from the highest court, isn't stopping the group in its mission to empower those who believe in traditional marriage.

"I think the citizens can continue and will continue to speak out on what marriage can and should be," Leva said today.

That will mean active conversations she says in all corners of the state from places of worship to the halls of the capitol.

And then there is the gay rights side; did they just fight their way out of a job?

"For OutFront Minnesota we exist not for any one issue we really look forward to the day when we can shut our doors when people are able to be who they are, love who they love, and not face any adversity," Executive Director of OutFront, Monica Meyer said.

Job one for OutFront will be to try to get tougher anti bullying laws passed in the next legislative session.

And their second mission will mirror that of the task they set forth to do when they were founded 26 years ago.

"We are going to continue having the conversation, you know, conversations about how to make Minnesota truly a state where we are all equal," Meyer said.

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