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Mpls. Mayor Officiates Wedding For 2 S.D. Women

A South Dakota couple got to say their “I Dos” Saturday afternoon in Minneapolis. They’re hoping their ceremony will help change a policy in their home state. “Congratulations to this fabulous couple. Twenty-seven years together. Twenty-seven years of family. Twenty-seven years of love and commitment,” Mayor Betsy Hodges said at the ceremony.

04/26/2014

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Mpls. Mayor To Officiate Wedding For 2 S.D. Women

A lesbian couple plans to exchange vows Saturday in Minnesota, then be the first South Dakota residents to legally challenge the state’s ban on same-sex marriage and its refusal to recognize such nuptials. Nancy Robrahn, 68, and Jennie Rosenkranz, 72, of Rapid City, have been together 27 years. Minneapolis lawyer Joshua Newville said Friday he took the case after the couple was unable to find an attorney in South Dakota.

04/25/2014

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Wis. Judge: Temporary Gay Marriage Ban Block Unlikely

A federal judge has asked the American Civil Liberties Union to reconsider its request to temporarily block Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban. The American Civil Liberties Union wants U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb to issue a temporary order nullifying the ban while she weighs the organization’s lawsuit challenging it.

03/05/2014

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Minn. Same-Sex Married Couples Ponder Tax-Filing Method

The push to get same sex marriage adopted in Minnesota was an emotional one, but now those couples are wrestling with the financial implications.

03/04/2014

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2-24-14 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

The President comes to town on Wednesday….what will he be discussing? Find out by clicking the link above!

02/24/2014

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GOP Endorses Rival Of Minn. Gay-Marriage Backer

Wright County Republicans have endorsed Eric Lucero for the state House, bypassing David FitzSimmons after he voted to legalize gay marriage. Lucero won the endorsement Saturday for District 30B, which covers parts of Wright and Sherburne counties. Minnesota Family Council supported Lucero, claiming FitzSimmons “betrayed” his constituents. Council CEO John Helmberger says Lucero will promote the values of life and religious freedom.

02/22/2014

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GOPers Who Backed Gay Marriage Face Consequences

David FitzSimmons knew when he joined a very small group of legislative Republicans who voted for legal gay marriage in Minnesota that he might face political fallout on his conservative home turf. And he did.

02/16/2014

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Same-Sex Couples Challenge Wis. Gay Marriage Ban

A group of same-sex couples filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriage, arguing the prohibition is unconstitutional and has denied them civil rights married couples enjoy.

02/03/2014

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1-3-14 Mike Max Sports On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Learn what Chris Kluwe told Mike Max last night on WCCO. Click the link to hear the podcast.

01/03/2014

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12-31-13 Top Political Stories Of 2013 On John Hines Show With Jordana Green

Listen to the Top 10 Political Stories of 2013 with the author of THE MORNING TAKE. Click the link to listen!

12/31/2013

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Dems Drove Minn. Politics In ’13 As GOP Regrouped

Democrats were in the driver’s seat of Minnesota politics in 2013, a year that saw stark shifts in social and fiscal policy.

12/26/2013

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Gay Marriage Was Minnesota’s Top Story Of 2013

Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples married in Minnesota, beginning at the stroke of midnight on Aug. 1. A cultural shift culminated when Cathy ten Broeke and Margaret Miles became the first of 67 couples to marry at Minneapolis City Hall with Mayor R.T. Rybak presiding.

12/26/2013

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House GOP Marriage Equality Backer Won’t Run Again

A Republican state representative who broke with most in her party to support legalizing gay marriage says she won’t run for re-election next year. Rep. Andrea Kieffer of Woodbury said in a prepared statement that she was honored to serve but that she never intended the Legislature to be her career.

11/07/2013

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Gay Marriage Law Causes Prisoner Dilemma

Three same-sex couples in state custody as sex offenders are seeking marriage licenses under Minnesota’s gay marriage law. The new law is causing thorny questions for state officials who supervise incarcerated people.

09/09/2013

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Minneapolis Mayor Brings Gay Marriage Pitch To Wis.

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak wants same-sex couples in Wisconsin to get married in Minnesota.

09/09/2013

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