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Speaker apologizes after opening prayer riles House

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ST. PAUL -- The final Friday of the 2011 Minnesota Legislature opened with a prayer that upset many House members by a Minneapolis man critics call anti-gay.

The prayer was delivered as chants from both sides of the gay marriage issue filtered into the House chamber.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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