Gay Rights

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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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Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

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Hennepin Ruling: Same-Sex Partner Entitled To Inheritance

A referee in Hennepin County District Court has found that Minnesota’s Defense of Marriage Act does not deny same-sex partners the right to inherit each other’s assets.

08/02/2012

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Strategist Is Central Figure Against Gay Marriage

The man who is leading efforts against gay marriage around the country says his mission is to make voters understand what’s at stake.

07/19/2012

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Marriage Amendment At Forefront Of Pride 2012

The vote on a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage is still months away. But the issue was front and center at this year’s PRIDE Weekend.

06/23/2012

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Dayton To March In Gay Pride Parade

Gov. Mark Dayton will walk in the annual Twin Cities Pride parade in Minneapolis.

06/23/2012

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General Mills Opposes MN Amendment To Ban Gay Marriage

General Mills has announced its opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage in Minnesota.

06/14/2012

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Man Not Allowed To Distribute Bibles At Pride Fest

A Wisconsin man will not be allowed to hand out Bibles at the upcoming Twin Cities Pride festival. A judge denied his request for an injunction that would force the Minneapolis parks board to allow him unrestricted access to festival grounds.

06/12/2012

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Target ‘Pride’ Shirts Anger Gay Marriage Opponents

Supporters of a marriage amendment on Minnesota’s November ballot aren’t too happy with the Target Corp. The Minneapolis retail chain is selling “Pride” T-shirts on its website to raise funds for a marriage equality group.

06/01/2012

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Longtime Minn. Republican Praises President For Stance On Same-Sex Marriage

Wheelock Whitney said he is pleased that President Barack Obama now supports same-sex marriage, ending months of equivocation on a subject with powerful election-year consequences.

05/09/2012

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Bruising Gay-Marriage Showdowns In MN, Other States

Foes and supporters of same-sex marriage are gearing up for five costly and bruising statewide showdowns in the coming months on an issue that evenly divides Americans.

03/08/2012

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National Gay-Rights Group Forms Minnesota PAC

One of the nation’s leading gay-rights groups has formed a political action committee in Minnesota in preparation for next year’s statewide vote on whether the state Constitution should prohibit gay marriage.

08/02/2011

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Judge Upholds Wis. Domestic Partnership Law

A judge ruled Monday that Wisconsin’s domestic partnership registry does not violate the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage — a major victory for the state’s largest gay rights group that had defended the registry established in 2009 to bestow legal rights to same-sex couples.

06/21/2011

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Fallen Soldier’s Family Speaks At GLBT Rally

Hundreds rallied at the State Capitol Thursday supporting gay marriage, including the parents of a gay Minnesota soldier killed in Afghanistan last month.

04/14/2011

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Dayton To Address Gay Rights Rally At Capitol

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will speak to the state’s biggest annual gathering of gay rights activists at the state Capitol.

04/14/2011

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Judge Eyes Target Lawsuit Against Gay Rights Group

Target Corp. is suing a San Diego pro-gay marriage group to get it to stop canvassing outside its San Diego County stores, alleging its activists are driving away customers.

03/25/2011

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Negative Comments Get Gay Student’s Article Pulled

School leaders at Benilde-St. Margaret asked that a newspaper article be removed from the website after it caused controversy.

11/15/2010

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