Long before gay rights activists in Minnesota launched a successful campaign to legalize same-sex marriage, they were aiming for another high-profile goal: a state law protecting children from school bullies.
An appeals court decision could allow a man who was barred from distributing Bibles at Twin Cities Pride to resume doing so unrestricted in Loring Park next year. Brian Johnson said he had been distributing Bibles at the event since 1995 without issue.
At midnight this Wednesday, Minnesota becomes the 12th state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage. It’s been a lifetime struggle for many, including one Minneapolis couple who are believed to be the first gay couple in the United States to be married – 42 years ago. The demonstrators who fought to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota owe a debt to this Minneapolis couple who now shun publicity, but who once shocked the nation into awareness.
Gov. Mark Dayton signed the law making gay marriage legal in Minnesota, but so far hasn’t fielded any invitations to take part in any weddings. Dayton said that he hasn’t been asked to attend or participate in any wedding ceremonies when the new law takes effect.
This year’s Twin Cities Pride Festival was one of joy and celebration for gay rights advocates.
Caterpillar Inc. says it will no longer give money to the Boy Scouts of America because the organization doesn’t allow homosexuals to serve as adult leaders. Spokeswoman Rachel Potts says that the Caterpillar Foundation made the decision while reviewing the groups it supports.
A freshman Democratic state representative from a socially conservative district said Friday that he’d support the bill to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota, a key pickup for supporters as votes on the issue get closer at the Capitol.
Chris Kluwe’s eventful run as Minnesota Vikings punter may have come to an end on the final day of the NFL draft on Saturday.
With supporters calling it a “historic” day, Minnesota lawmakers unveiled a bill to legalize gay marriage.
A group of Republican lawmakers are calling for the defeat of a bill to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota.
A national group opposed to gay marriage says it will spend $500,000 to defeat Republican lawmakers in Minnesota who vote to legalize gay marriage.
A Republican state senator who supports legalizing gay marriage in Minnesota says he hopes to convince GOP colleagues to join him in abandoning the party’s traditional stand on the issue.
It appears the battle over same sex marriage in Minnesota may start to heat up earlier than expected. Minnesota Senator Scott Dibble said he plans to introduce a bill to legalize gay marriage this week.
After last fall’s defeat of a GOP-driven effort to ban gay marriage in Minnesota, some Republican lawmakers are leaving open the possibility they might vote to legalize same-sex marriage.
It really does get better for gay and bisexual teens when it comes to being bullied, although young gay men have it worse than their lesbian peers, according to the first long-term scientific evidence on how the problem changes over time.