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Sen. Dibble Plans To Introduce Gay Marriage Bill This Week

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.

02/18/2013

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Gay Marriage Creates Choices, Costs For Minn. GOP

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.

02/14/2013

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Bullying Study: It Does Get Better For Gay Teens

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.

02/04/2013

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State Sen. Dibble: Gay Marriage Debate Later In Session

The Minnesota state senator who will take the lead in that chamber on a bill to legalize gay marriage says backers will wait at least a month or two into the upcoming legislative session before they start to push it hard.

01/02/2013

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‘Vote No’ Group To Seek Marriage Equality For Minn.

The leader of the campaign that defeated a gay marriage ban in Minnesota says the group will now push to legalize gay marriage in the legislative session that starts next month.

12/20/2012

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Wis. Court Expected To Rule On Domestic Registry

A state appeals court is expected to rule on whether Wisconsin’s domestic partnership registry violates the state constitution’s ban on gay marriage.

12/20/2012

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Gov. Dayton To Push For Domestic Partner Benefits

Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to include same-sex domestic partner benefits in Minnesota’s state employee contracts.

12/07/2012

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Minneapolis Earns High Marks In LGBT Rights Survey

Minneapolis earned high marks on gay rights from the Human Rights Campaign’s newly released survey of 137 U.S. cities. The HRC announced the results of their Municipal Equality Index survey.

11/28/2012

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Some Minn. Lawmakers Face Gay Marriage Conflict

Minnesota lawmakers got a strong pulse of where their constituents stand in the statewide vote on a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

11/09/2012

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Baldwin Extends List Of Firsts With Senate Victory

Tammy Baldwin is used to firsts. Back in 1998, she was the first woman elected to represent Wisconsin in the House and the first gay non-incumbent ever sent to Congress.

11/07/2012

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CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court Nominees

With four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.

10/18/2012

Justin Aaberg, a student at Anoka High School, came out as gay when he was 13. He killed himself during the summer of 2010. (credit: CBS)

LGBT Group Challenges Denial To March In Parade

A youth organization claims it was denied a spot in Anoka’s Halloween parade because of its support for gay, bisexual and transgender people. Tammy Aaberg founded the group Justin’s Gift on behalf of her son who committed suicide in 2010.

10/10/2012

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Minn. Authors Speak Out Against Marriage Amendment

Some well-known Minnesotans gathered Saturday about why they oppose the state’s marriage amendment.

09/22/2012

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Opinion: Romney and Ryan Are Real Life Versions Of GOP Caricatures Of Kerry and Gore

In an odd turn of events, the Republicans in Tampa nominated real life versions of their cartoon versions of Kerry and Gore. Republicans thought John Kerry should be criticized for changing positions. But Kerry is not in the same league as Romney who ran as a pro-choice candidate and promised to do more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy.

09/04/2012

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Gay Rights Group Drops $1M In Gay Marriage Fights

The country’s leading gay rights group is donating $1 million to campaigns in four states where gay marriage is on the ballot this fall.

08/06/2012

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