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Minnesotans Speak Out As House Prepares For Marriage Vote

Minnesota could be on the verge of becoming the 12th state in the country to allow two men or two women to marry each other. On Thursday, the full Minnesota House will take up the same-sex marriage bill.

05/09/2013

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Gay Marriage Supporters Back Change To Bill

The leader of the group lobbying for gay marriage at Minnesota’s Capitol said Wednesday he supports a proposed change to the bill that could make it easier for Republicans to support.

05/08/2013

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Dayton: Gay Marriage Would Represent ‘Breakthrough Moment’

Political observers say Thursday will be a pivotal day in the battle for same-sex marriage here in Minnesota, when the full Minnesota House will vote on legalizing the union between gay couples.

05/08/2013

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DFL Swing Vote On Gay Marriage To Support Bill

A freshman Democratic state representative from a socially conservative district said Friday that he’d support the bill to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota, a key pickup for supporters as votes on the issue get closer at the Capitol.

05/03/2013

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Group Backing Gay Marriage In Minnesota Airs TV Ad

The political group pushing to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota is airing a new statewide television ad urging supporters to contact their legislators.

04/30/2013

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Does Minn. House DFL Have Votes To Pass Marriage Bill?

When it comes to legalizing gay marriage in Minnesota, supporters have the appearance of momentum: voters rejected a constitutional ban last fall, public opinion shows growing approval and each day seems to bring another national politician flocking to their cause.

04/05/2013

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Minn. GOP Lawmaker Says He’ll Push For Civil Unions

A group of Minnesota Republicans introduced a bill Wednesday to let gay couples join in civil unions, calling it an alternative to gay marriage that could end a corrosive fight on the issue. Gay marriage supporters quickly condemned the measure as inferior and unequal.

04/03/2013

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Alternative Prom In St. Cloud Caters To LGBT Teens

Gay and lesbian teens who may feel uncomfortable attending a traditional prom at their high school have another option — an alternative prom in the St. Cloud area that’s open to LGBT teens from across the state.

04/03/2013

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Gay Marriage Bill Survives GOP Moves To Block

The bill to allow gay weddings in Minnesota has survived several moves by Senate Republicans to block it.

03/13/2013

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Vikings’ Kluwe Files Supreme Court Brief On Prop 8

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has filed a friend-of-the-court brief along with Baltimore Raven Brendon Ayanbadejo, urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn California’s Proposition 8.

02/28/2013

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Same-Sex Marriage Bill Announced At MN Capitol

With supporters calling it a “historic” day, Minnesota lawmakers unveiled a bill to legalize gay marriage.

02/27/2013

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MN GOP Lawmakers Speak Out Against Gay Marriage

A group of Republican lawmakers are calling for the defeat of a bill to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota.

02/27/2013

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Nat’l Group Against Gay Marriage Warns Minn. GOP

A national group opposed to gay marriage says it will spend $500,000 to defeat Republican lawmakers in Minnesota who vote to legalize gay marriage.

02/25/2013

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Minn. GOP Senator Is Likely Gay Marriage Backer

A Republican state senator who supports legalizing gay marriage in Minnesota says he hopes to convince GOP colleagues to join him in abandoning the party’s traditional stand on the issue.

02/20/2013

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Sen. Dibble Plans To Introduce Gay Marriage Bill This Week

It appears the battle over same sex marriage in Minnesota may start to heat up earlier than expected. Minnesota Senator Scott Dibble said he plans to introduce a bill to legalize gay marriage this week.

02/18/2013

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Survey: Nearly 3 Percent Of Minnesotans Identify As LGBT

A new survey by Gallup says that an estimated 3.9 percent of Minnesotans identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.

02/15/2013

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Gay Marriage Creates Choices, Costs For Minn. GOP

After last fall’s defeat of a GOP-driven effort to ban gay marriage in Minnesota, some Republican lawmakers are leaving open the possibility they might vote to legalize same-sex marriage.

02/14/2013

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Bullying Study: It Does Get Better For Gay Teens

It really does get better for gay and bisexual teens when it comes to being bullied, although young gay men have it worse than their lesbian peers, according to the first long-term scientific evidence on how the problem changes over time.

02/04/2013

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State Sen. Dibble: Gay Marriage Debate Later In Session

The Minnesota state senator who will take the lead in that chamber on a bill to legalize gay marriage says backers will wait at least a month or two into the upcoming legislative session before they start to push it hard.

01/02/2013

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‘Vote No’ Group To Seek Marriage Equality For Minn.

The leader of the campaign that defeated a gay marriage ban in Minnesota says the group will now push to legalize gay marriage in the legislative session that starts next month.

12/20/2012

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Wis. Court Expected To Rule On Domestic Registry

A state appeals court is expected to rule on whether Wisconsin’s domestic partnership registry violates the state constitution’s ban on gay marriage.

12/20/2012

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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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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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HRC Donates To States’ Gay Marriage Campaigns

The Human Rights Campaign is donating $225,000 to Mainers United for Marriage as part of its national campaign in support of gay marriage.

10/12/2012

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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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