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Same-Sex Marriages Also Begin In Rhode Island

Same-sex marriages began in Rhode Island on Thursday, as local officials for the first time issued marriage licenses to gay couples who wish to wed in the state. Gay marriage became legal in Rhode Island and Minnesota at 12:01 a.m.

08/01/2013

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No Gay Couples Have Invited Gov. Dayton To Wedding

Gov. Mark Dayton signed the law making gay marriage legal in Minnesota, but so far hasn’t fielded any invitations to take part in any weddings. Dayton said that he hasn’t been asked to attend or participate in any wedding ceremonies when the new law takes effect.

07/22/2013

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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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R.T. Rybak Sets City’s 1st Same-Sex Weddings

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak plans to marry same-sex couples at City Hall the minute it becomes legal this summer, he said Thursday. Rybak said he will begin officiating weddings just after midnight on Aug. 1, and plans to marry 40 couples throughout the early morning.

06/27/2013

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What’s Next After Supreme Court’s DOMA Decision

Many are probably going to be very tired on Thursday after staying up late to celebrate the Supreme Court’s historic rulings on same-sex marriage. The high court declared the Defense of Marriage Act’s definition of marriage is unconstitutional.

06/27/2013

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Minnesota Reacts To SCOTUS Decision On DOMA

Rep. Keith Ellison and Rep. Michele Bachmann shared their divergent views regarding Wednesday morning’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the Defense of Marriage Act.

06/26/2013

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Hennepin Co. To Offer New Marriage License Applications Next Week

Hennepin County is prepared to start accepting applications from same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses late next week. According to the county department of public affairs, the applications will be available beginning June 6.

05/31/2013

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Adrian Peterson Says He’s ‘Not With’ Gay Marriage

NFL MVP Adrian Peterson says he has family members who are gay whom he loves and respects. But on gay marriage, the Minnesota Vikings running back says “that’s not something I believe in.”

05/27/2013

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Rush Of Same-Sex Marriages Expected Aug. 1

City officials in Minnesota are making plans for a rush of marriages on Aug. 1, when the new state law legalizing same-sex unions takes effect. St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is promoting the city’s wedding venues, including Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.

05/15/2013

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Minn. Marriage Equality Group To Live On As PAC

With gay marriage soon to be the law of Minnesota, the political group that led the push to pass it will live on as a political action committee to help legislators who voted for it. Minnesotans United announced its next step Wednesday.

05/15/2013

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After Dayton Signed The Bill, The Party Started

On Tuesday, Minnesota became the twelfth state to legalize same-sex marriage.

05/14/2013

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Minn. Senate Votes ‘Yes’ On Gay Marriage Bill

The Minnesota Senate voted Monday to make gay marriage legal, the last legislative step before Gov. Mark Dayton’s promised signature will make the state the 12th in the U.S. to do so.

05/13/2013

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Ballot Results Were No Predictor Of House Marriage Vote

A quarter of Minnesota House members wound up voting a personal preference on legalizing gay marriage rather than following results of last November’s ballot measure. Thursday’s 75-59 vote saw Republicans and Democrats defy the fall outcome on the constitutional amendment in their district.

05/10/2013

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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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