The bill to allow gay weddings in Minnesota has survived several moves by Senate Republicans to block it.
A Minnesota Senate committee has approved a bill that would legalize gay marriage in the state. The bill was endorsed on a 5 to 3 party-line vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee with all Democrats in favor and all Republicans opposed.
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.
With supporters calling it a “historic” day, Minnesota lawmakers unveiled a bill to legalize gay marriage.
A group of Republican lawmakers are calling for the defeat of a bill to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A state appeals court is expected to rule on whether Wisconsin’s domestic partnership registry violates the state constitution’s ban on gay marriage.
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Minnesota voters have rejected a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.
After a long and expensive campaign about the definition of marriage, Minnesotans vote Tuesday on whether the state constitution should be amended to prohibit same-sex couples from legally marrying in the state.
Brad Pitt has agreed to donate $100,000 to help the Human Rights Campaign raise money for its efforts to support same-sex marriage initiatives in several states.
The campaign trying to defeat Minnesota’s proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage is releasing a new TV ad featuring John Kriesel, a Republican state lawmaker and a military veteran who lost his legs in Iraq.
Supporters of a Minnesota constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage are airing a new TV ad that says legalizing gay marriage could expose schoolchildren to teaching about same-sex relationships even if their parents oppose them.
According to a new survey of 600 randomly-chosen Minnesotans of voting age, St. Cloud State University pollsters found that of likely voters, 51 percent planned to vote against the constitutional amendment to define marriage as solely between one man and one woman.
A Bemidji church official says he’s not discouraged after more than a dozen signs supporting the marriage amendment hanging outside the building were vandalized.
A gay rights group on Monday urged President Barack Obama to speak in support of same-sex marriage in Maine and three other states that have ballot initiatives on it next month.
The Human Rights Campaign is donating $225,000 to Mainers United for Marriage as part of its national campaign in support of gay marriage.
A religious leader from Canada visited the Twin Cities Monday to speak out against gay marriage. The Archbishop of Ottawa spoke at the University of St. Thomas, where the Minnesota Catholic Conference is underway.
Gov. Martin O’Malley is scheduled to join Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo for a fundraiser in support of same-sex marriage in Maryland. The two are set to take part in a Monday Night Football watching party at Mother’s Federal Hill Grille Monday night.
Shakespeare probably never envisioned this — a woman playing Romeo as a woman in a Minneapolis theater production. Theatre Coup d’Etat plans to present “Romeo and Juliet” next month, with the love-stricken male Romeo played by a woman as a woman.
In one TV ad, a husband and wife talk fondly of a lesbian couple who moved into their neighborhood. In another, a married couple speaks of wanting fair treatment for their lesbian daughter. A third features a pastor talking supportively about gay unions.