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MN Band Delivers Anti-Gay Message At Iowa School

An eastern Iowa school district superintendent has apologized after an event included potentially offensive messages about homosexual and transgender people, according to a report from an Waterloo TV station.

03/09/2012

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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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Fargo-Moorhead Angling For Gay Tourism Boost

The Visitor’s Bureau in the Fargo-Moorhead area wants more gay travelers in town.

03/05/2012

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Gingrich: WA Same-Sex Law Was Passed ‘The Right Way’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich declined Friday to outright reject a new law legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington state, saying if it is approved by voters it will at least be enacted “the right way.”

02/24/2012

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Gay Marriage Ban Supporters Raise Over $1.2M

Groups supporting a constitutional ban on gay marriage in Minnesota say they’ve raised more than $1.2 million to persuade voters to approve the ballot measure in November.

01/31/2012

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Anoka-Hennepin School Board Still Struggling With Policy

The school board in Minnesota’s largest school district tried once again Monday to craft a replacement for its policy that requires teachers to stay neutral when issues of sexual orientation come up in class.

01/23/2012

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Appeals Court Revives Marriage Equality Lawsuit

The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday revived a lawsuit challenging the state’s law against gay marriage, ordering a district judge to take another look at the case just months ahead of what’s expected to be a bitter fight over a constitutional ban on gay marriage.

01/23/2012

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4 MN Mayors Sign Marriage Equality Statement

Four mayors from Minnesota cities have signed a statement aligning themselves with a coalition fighting for marriage equality.

01/20/2012

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Magazine: Twin Cities A Bit Less Gay Than Last Year

If the rankings of a national magazine are any indication, the Minneapolis-St. Paul area has lost a little bit of its gay cachet in the last 12 months.

01/10/2012

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Opposition To Anoka-Hennepin Controversial Topics Policy

The teachers union in Minnesota’s largest school district urged its school board Monday night to drop a proposed policy on handling controversial topics in the classroom, saying educators should be trusted to mediate student discussions about sexual orientation and other issues.

01/10/2012

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Eagan Sets Up Same-Sex Domestic Partner Registry

The Eagan City Council has voted to set up a domestic partner registry.

01/04/2012

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Duluth Council Votes Against Marriage Amendment

Duluth has become the first city in Minnesota to take a stand on the proposed constitutional amendment that would make same-sex marriage illegal in Minnesota.

12/20/2011

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Anoka-Hennepin Ponders New Neutrality Rules

The Anoka-Hennepin School Board is set to consider on Monday night a replacement for its policies on religion and sexual orientation in the district.

12/12/2011

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Campaign Board Boots Catholic DVD Complaint

Minnesota’s Campaign Finance Board dismissed a complaint against the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis and Archbishop John Nienstedt over the distribution last year of a DVD critical of same-sex marriage.

12/09/2011

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Anoka-Hennepin Teachers Optimistic About Changes

Some teachers in the Anoka-Hennepin school district say new guidelines which encourage the discussion of controversial topics in the classroom could help improve the atmosphere for gay and lesbian students.

12/08/2011

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Gay Marriage Vote Spending Comes Down To Semantics

Campaign-style ads that discuss the pros or cons of gay marriage but don’t specifically mention a 2012 vote on a Minnesota constitutional amendment will require less disclosure about who’s financing them, a state board determined Thursday.

12/08/2011

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Bachmann Clinic Presses Gay Activist For $150 Fee

The gay activist who filmed undercover videos inside Marcus Bachmann’s counseling clinic says he’ll go to court if needed to fight a $150 fee he faces for canceled therapy sessions.

11/17/2011

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Poll Shows More Oppose Marriage Ban

A statewide poll by St. Cloud State University poll finds more people opposed to than in favor of next year’s constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, but by a very slim margin.

11/11/2011

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Schools Lift Military Ban In Post-DADT Era

When military recruiters begin arriving this month for the first time in more than a decade at Vermont Law School, it will have a special meaning for Alex Manning.

10/04/2011

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Census Finds 1,330 Gay Married Couples In Minn.

Minnesota doesn’t permit same-sex couples to marry, but new figures from the Census Bureau shows it has nearly as many married same-sex couples as Iowa, where the unions are legal.

09/27/2011

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Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin Joins Wis. Senate Race

U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin entered the race Tuesday for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Herb Kohl, becoming the first Democrat to officially jump in the contest.

09/06/2011

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Mexican Presbyterians Break With U.S. Over Gays

Presbyterians in Mexico are breaking ties with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) because of differences over homosexuality.

08/26/2011

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Minn. Independence Party Opposes Gay Marriage Ban

The Independence Party of Minnesota is opposing a 2012 ballot measure that would ban gay marriage in the state constitution.

08/23/2011

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Transgender Inmates Win Appeal Over Hormone Treatments

A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling striking down a Wisconsin law banning taxpayer-funded hormone therapy for transgender inmates.

08/05/2011

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Gay Marriage: Awkward Issue For Some GOP Hopefuls

Same-sex marriage might seem like a straightforward issue: You’re for it or against it. Yet for the field of Republican presidential hopefuls, it’s proving to be an awkward topic as public attitudes change and more states legalize gay unions, the latest being New York.

08/01/2011

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