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Radinovich to back gay marriage


Bucking public opinion in his district, Rep. Joe Radinovich, DFL-Crosby, said Friday he would support a bill legalizing gay marriage.

The first-term representative said he supports equal rights for gay men and women, but he understood how good people could disagree on this issue.

“I have people in my own family with different opinions,” he said.

Radinovich, 27, noted that polls estimate 70 percent of people under the age of 35 support gay marriage.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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