The group pushing for a vote to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota said Thursday it still lacks the votes necessary for a successful push in the Legislature.
Minnesotans United for All Families communications director Jake Loesch said they are "close" but wouldn't reveal how many votes he's secured.
The lobbying group is planning a push later in the session to allow same-sex couples to marry under Minnesota law.
While the group is trying to capitalize on the momentum of a defeated marriage amendment in November, opponents say those ballots don't necessarily mean a majority of Minnesotans support same-sex marriage.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report