MPR’s Debbie Gage reports on debate in Minnesota Senate chambers over gay rights bill, which would have given protection to gays in the areas of housing employment education and credit, but not sanction gay marriage or gay adoption. It also did not provide protection and public accommodations.
Minnesota Senator Allen Spear said the bill was the subject of a vicious lobbying campaign from so-called Christian groups. He asked to have the bill sent back to committee. Opponents of bill took issue with claims of bigotry.