Bills legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota await final votes at the legislature later this session, after clearing committees in both the Senate and House on Tuesday. Many Minnesota Republicans objected to the legislation, which passed committee on party-line votes. Democrats say marriage is about stability and commitment, regardless of gender. Opponents respond that marriage is ordained by God as a union between one man and one woman. It’s far from certain whether the same-sex marriage bill has enough votes to pass the full House and Senate. Governor Dayton has said he would sign the legislation.