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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

Pride 2012

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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