In the end, Jakobsson's vote was part of a slim two-vote margin in the State House. Jakobsson left the capitol shortly after the vote. Her son died later that night.
The bill's sponsor called the decision courageous and incredibly compassionate. The State House paused for a moment Wednesday morning to recognize the Jakobsson family during this difficult time. Jakobsson was a co-sponsor of the same-sex marriage bill.
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