Gov. Dayton to march again in Twin Cities gay pride parade

Gov. Mark Dayton says he will march in the 40th annual Twin Cities Pride parade Sunday morning in Minneapolis. Dayton, a leading critic of the marriage amendment, marched last year as governor and has been a regular participant in Twin Cities gay pride events since 1981.
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Gov. Mark Dayton says he will march in the 40th annual Twin Cities Pride parade Sunday morning in Minneapolis. Dayton, a leading critic of the marriage amendment, marched last year as governor and has been a regular participant in Twin Cities gay pride events since 1981.

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