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Group Seek Volunteers For Minn. Gay Rights Battle

Three national gay rights groups are recruiting volunteers to send to Minnesota and three other states where gay marriage is on the ballot this fall.


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Man Raised By Lesbians Opposes Minn. Amendment

An Iowa man raised by a lesbian couple says arguments against gay marriage ignore the realities of families like his.


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Latino Voters Courted By Both Sides Of Marriage Amendment

The Marriage Amendment, which is on the ballot this November, aims to change the state constitution by defining marriage as between one man and one woman. The Amendment has also divided many Minnesotans.



Augsburg College Opposes Gay Marriage Amendment

Augsburg College is publicly opposing the amendment to ban gay marriage in Minnesota’s constitution.



‘Freedom To Marry’ Campaign To Release 1st Ad In Minn.

The Freedom to Marry campaign is releasing its first ad against the November marriage amendment.


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Confused Few Hit Polls To Vote On Marriage Amendment

Even though it’s not on the primary ballot, the hotly-debated marriage amendment appears to be drawing voters to the polls this Tuesday.



Mankato Becomes 12th MN City To Oppose Marriage Amendment

The Mankato City Council voted 4-1 Monday night, with two abstaining, to oppose the amendment that would not allow same-sex couples in Minnesota the freedom to marry.



Donor Gives $325K To Fight Minn. Gay Marriage Ban

A Michigan philanthropist has donated $325,000 to a group opposing a proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage in Minnesota.



MN Orchestra Publicly Opposes Marriage Amendment

Another recognizable group is taking a stance on Minnesota’s proposed marriage amendment. Musicians with the Minnesota Orchestra voted to take a public stand in opposition to the amendment.



MN Marriage Amendment Foes Winning Money Race

Opponents of Minnesota’s proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage may be winning the money race but supporters say they’re confident voters will approve it anyway.



Thomson Reuters Opposes Marriage Amendment

Thomson Reuters, a company that employs many Minnesotans, said Friday that it opposes the proposed constitutional amendment that would limit the freedom for same-sex couples to marry in the state of Minnesota.


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Legal Action Planned Against Amendment Wording Changes

Gov. Mark Dayton is considering a special legislative session for state aid to flood-weary northeastern Minnesota. But some lawmakers are talking about adding another item to the agenda, that could revive two of the most controversial issues of the last decade.


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Wording of Marriage Amendment Title Has Supporters Fuming

What’s in a name? Just about everything, according to supporters of the marriage amendment on November’s ballot.


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Marriage Amendment’s New Debate: Ballot Phrasing

In November, Minnesota voters will decide how the constitution will define marriage. Now there’s a debate over what the title of the amendment should be on the ballot.


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Ritchie Sets New Marriage Amendment Ballot Title

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has abandoned a ballot title drafted by backers of the gay marriage amendment in favor of his own.


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Marriage Amendment Supporters To Rally At General Mills

People supporting the amendment to ban same sex marriage in Minnesota will be protesting the rest of the week at General Mills headquarters in Golden Valley.


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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.


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Expert Weighs In On General Mills’ Marriage Amendment Stand

This past week, General Mills took a stand against a proposed state constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage.



St. Paul Area Lutherans On Record Against Marriage Amendment

St Paul Area Lutherans are now on record against changing the state Constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and woman.


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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.



Hundreds Rally At Capitol Against Marriage Amendment

Hundreds of people gathered on the lawn of the State Capitol Thursday morning to rally against the constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage.


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Lutherans May Voice Opposition To Marriage Amendment

Lutherans in Minnesota plan to officially voice their opposition to the proposed state constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage.


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The Debate Over Marriage Amendment Heats Up

The debate over a proposed marriage amendment, which would define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, is heating up.



Group Against Marriage Amendment Raised $1.2 M

A group against a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage has raised $1.2 million.



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.