First elected in November 2002, he had previously served one term in the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing District 60B. He was re-elected to the senate in 2006 for a term ending 2010.
Dibble is openly gay; his partner is Richard Leyva. He is one of three gay members of the Minnesota Legislature, alongside Sen. Paul Koering (R–Fort Ripley) and Rep. Karen Clark (D–Minneapolis). His campaigns have won the support of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.
Minnesota 12th State to Pass Gay Marriage; Senate Votes 37-30 to Define Institution as Sex-Neutral Union of Two People
May 14, 2013; Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein , THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Minnesota Legislature became the 12th to pass gay marriage Monday, leaving...