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Gov. Walker Calls Marriage Decision A ‘Grave Mistake’

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who is expected to launch a run for president within weeks, on Friday called the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide a “grave mistake” and renewed his call for an amendment to the Constitution allowing states to determine who can marry.

06/26/2015

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SCOTUS Ruling Makes LGBT Marriage Equality The Law Of The Land

The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of two decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally.

06/26/2015

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Seth Meyers Says He Was ‘Queer Bombed’ In Minneapolis

Every month, the local event organizer Flip Phone orchestrates an LGBT “takeover” of a nominally straight bar in the Twin Cities. And last week, former “Saturday Night Live” performer and current late-night TV host Seth Meyers was caught up in the festivities.

06/12/2015

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Best Bars In Minnesota To Celebrate Pride Month

You’ll need the extra carbs to withstand the dance floor cardio for the rest of the night, as these regulars never stop moving.

06/11/2015

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Best LGBT Pride Events In Minnesota

June is National LGBT Pride Month and Minnesotans have five marvelous LGBT-friendly ways to celebrate.

06/01/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (May 16)

Congratulations, you made it to the weekend! Celebrate with everything going on around the Twin Cities this weekend. We’ve got burgers, patios, Grillfest, pubs and much more.

05/16/2015

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House Approves Transgender Student Bathroom Restrictions

The Minnesota House wants to restrict transgender students’ access to school locker rooms and bathrooms. Minority Democrats objected fiercely to a Republican move to include the provision in an education budget bill Saturday. The House approved the proposal in a divided voice vote.

04/25/2015

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Winona Teacher Uses Dancing To Fight Bullying

Go to just about any school in the country, and you’ll probably find some type of anti-bullying program. Winona Senior High School is no different, but one teachers approach to combating bullying takes a step away from the norm.

04/24/2015

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Best Gay Bars In Minnesota

The best of Twin Cities gay bars are found right here.

04/16/2015

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North Dakota Governor Wants Ban On Gay Discrimination

North Dakota’s Republican governor on Thursday said state lawmakers missed an opportunity to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination when they failed for the third time in six years to pass a measure that would prohibit bias in housing and employment based on sexual orientation.

04/03/2015

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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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Iowa Senate OKs Bill To Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

The Senate has passed a bill that would ban mental health providers in Iowa from practicing therapy aimed at converting the sexual orientation of a minor. The Senate voted 26-24 Tuesday along a straight party line. It now heads to the House, where it’s unclear what kind of support it will get.

03/18/2015

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S.D. Panel Votes To Void Transgender Students In Sports Policy

A state House committee has approved a proposal that would void a High School Activities Association policy on transgender student participation in sports. The House State Affairs Committee on Monday voted 10 to 2 to support the measure.

02/09/2015

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Report: Plaintiffs In Wis. Gay Marriage Case Request $1.2M

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit that challenged Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage are requesting attorney fees in the amount of $1.2 million, according to a new report by the National Law Journal.

01/13/2015

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Beyond Marriage, Challenges Ahead For Gay Rights Groups

Even as same-sex marriage edges closer to becoming legal nationwide, gay rights advocates face other challenges in 2015 that may not bring quick victories. In Congress, for example, liberal Democrats plan to introduce civil rights bills in the House and Senate that would outlaw a broad range of discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people.

01/01/2015

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Kluwe, Vikings Reach Settlement To Avert Lawsuit

The messy dispute between the Minnesota Vikings and their former punter, Chris Kluwe, has been settled. Kluwe had been threatening a $10 million lawsuit against the team, claiming he was let go because of his support for gay marriage.

08/19/2014

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Kluwe’s Lawyer: No Lawsuit To Be Filed Today

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe’s lawyers said that, though they expected to file a lawsuit on Wednesday against the Vikings, they have recommended for the two sides to continue their conversations.

07/23/2014

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Kluwe Still Plans To Take Vikings To Court Despite Priefer Suspension

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he’s still taking the team to court. He plans to file a defamation and discrimination lawsuit this Wednesday in Hennepin County. The team Friday night suspended a coach that Kluwe had complained about for making anti-gay remarks.

07/19/2014

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Talking Points: Top Democrats At Twin Cities Pride

This weekend an estimated 300,000 people packed the Pride Festival in the Twin Cities. The Festival is one of the largest GLBT events in the nation and a parade Sunday morning attracted top Democratic political leaders. It’s an indication of how powerful gay voters are.

06/29/2014

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New York Times Survey Lists Minneapolis As LGBT Travel Hot Spot

After Minnesota became one of the first states in the Midwest to legalize same-sex marriage, it became a new travel ‘hot-spot.’ According to the New York Times, Minneapolis is now on the list of “up and coming LGBT” places to visit, especially with the Pride celebration coming up. New York Times completed the survey after talking with gay and lesbian travel experts.

05/31/2014

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WNBA To Market To LGBT Community

The WNBA is launching a campaign to market specifically to the LGBT community, a move that makes it the first pro league to specifically recruit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered fans to its games.

05/21/2014

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Rep. Bachmann: Gay Activists Are The Real Bullies

Rep. Michele Bachmann spoke out against Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s recent decision to veto a measure that some say would’ve allowed businesses to refuse service to gay people. Bachmann (R-Minn.) was talking with a talk radio show host during the Conservative Political Action Conference last week.

03/11/2014

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Gay Marriage Was Minnesota’s Top Story Of 2013

Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples married in Minnesota, beginning at the stroke of midnight on Aug. 1. A cultural shift culminated when Cathy ten Broeke and Margaret Miles became the first of 67 couples to marry at Minneapolis City Hall with Mayor R.T. Rybak presiding.

12/26/2013

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LGBT Expo Shows Boom Coming To Minn. Wedding Business

The first legalized marriages between people of the same sex in Minnesota are now less than two weeks away.

07/21/2013

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Gay Marriage Operative In MN Takes National Job

The man who led the successful effort to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota has taken a top job with a group pushing to make it legal in more U.S. states. New York-based Freedom to Marry raises funds and works on strategies for same-sex marriage drives nationwide.

07/09/2013

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