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Boy Scouts’ Leader Says Ban On Gay Adults Not Sustainable

The national president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization’s longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable, and called for change in order to avert potentially destructive legal battles.

05/21/2015

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Gallup: Twin Cities’ LGBT Population Lags Behind Most Other Metro Areas

A new survey released by Gallup shows that Minneapolis-St. Paul, which is frequently ranked among the best places in the country for the LGBT community, doesn’t exactly have the most robust gay and lesbian population.

03/20/2015

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2-10-14 Esera Tuaolo On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Esera came out in 2002. His reaction to Michael Sam’s announcement last night. Hear it by clicking the link above.

02/10/2014

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Pope Francis Says He Won’t Judge Gays

Pope Francis said today, he won’t judge clergy for their sexual orientation, and that he will not judge anyone gay who is searching for the Lord. The Pope also said he believes women should play a greater role in the church.

07/29/2013

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Iowa Senator Decries Acceptance Of Homosexuality

A Republican senator from northern Iowa said Wednesday that homosexual lifestyles pose a health risk to him and his family in comments that drew a sharp rebuke from an openly gay Democratic senator.

04/17/2013

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Minn. Lawmaker’s ‘Gay Lifestyle’ Aside Stuns Peers

A Minnesota lawmaker opposed to gay marriage has caused another stir with comments some regarded as inflammatory.

03/11/2013

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House Panel Forwards School Anti-Bullying Bill

A bill at the Capitol to strengthen state laws against bullying in schools has passed its first committee hurdle.

03/01/2013

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Boy Scouts To Review Ban On Gays; No Change Imminent

The Boy Scouts of America will review a resolution that would allow individual units to accept gays as adult leaders, but a spokesman says there’s no expectation that the ban on gay leaders will in fact be lifted any time soon.

06/06/2012

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Iowa Principal Leaving After MN Band Controversy

The Dunkerton superintendent says the pending resignation of the junior-senior high school principal has nothing to do with a ministry group’s presentation that riled students and their parents.

03/14/2012

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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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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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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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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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Census Shows Leap In Same-Sex Households In Minn.

The number of households with same-sex couples rose by 50 percent over the past decade to nearly 14,000, according to new figures from the 2010 Census, even as the state heads toward a constitutional vote on same-sex marriage in next year’s election.

07/14/2011

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The Bachmann Clinic

Controversy continues to follow Rep. Michele Bachmann. The Today Show has put together an undercover story on the Bachmann Clinic’s therapy to cure homosexuality. Watch the story.

07/12/2011

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Minn. Lawmaker Apologizes For Pastor Invite

The prayer came on a day when the House was scheduled to possibly debate a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.

05/20/2011

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Presbyterians Clear Way For Gay Clergy

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is poised to abolish a celibacy requirement for gay and lesbian clergy, after decades of debate that has divided the denomination and split Protestants worldwide.

05/10/2011

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‘U’ Professor Applauds Apple’s Decision To Remove App

Apple, Inc. has removed an app from its online store after a University of Minnesota sexuality professor said it was manipulating his research to support the idea that homosexuality can be changed.

03/23/2011

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08/04/2010

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06/24/2010