Marriage Equality

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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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Canadian Archbishop Urges Minnesotans: ‘Vote Yes’

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.

10/08/2012

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Ravens Linebacker Attending Marriage Equality Fundraiser

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.

10/08/2012

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Woman To Play Female Romeo In Mpls. Production

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.

10/05/2012

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Missing From Pro-Gay Marriage TV Ads: Gay People

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.

09/26/2012

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Minn. Catholic Bishops Seek Marriage Fight Donors

Minnesota’s Roman Catholic bishops are urging churchgoers to donate money for television ads in support of a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

09/25/2012

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Marriage Amendment Opponents Ready 2nd TV Ad

The campaign against the gay marriage amendment on November’s ballot is airing a second TV commercial. The new ad starts Thursday on Twin Cities and Duluth TV stations, in tandem with another ad featuring a Twin Cities married couple.

09/20/2012

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Top MN Religious Leaders Urge ‘Yes’ Vote For Marriage At Capitol

The campaign to defeat the constitutional gay marriage ban on November’s ballot is airing its first TV commercial featuring a suburban, Catholic married couple talking about their friendship with a lesbian couple who live next door.

09/18/2012

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Ex-Gov. Ventura Speaks Out Against Marriage Amendment

Former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura is speaking out against a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit the definition of marriage to one man and one woman.

09/14/2012

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Ellen DeGeneres Praises Vikings’ Chris Kluwe

On Tuesday’s episode of her daytime talk show, Ellen DeGeneres says she’s become a Minnesota Vikings fan, even though she also says the Green Bay Packers are one of her favorite teams.

09/11/2012

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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.

09/06/2012

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Opinion: Romney and Ryan Are Real Life Versions Of GOP Caricatures Of Kerry and Gore

In an odd turn of events, the Republicans in Tampa nominated real life versions of their cartoon versions of Kerry and Gore. Republicans thought John Kerry should be criticized for changing positions. But Kerry is not in the same league as Romney who ran as a pro-choice candidate and promised to do more for gay rights than Ted Kennedy.

09/04/2012

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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.

08/14/2012

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Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

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Hennepin Ruling: Same-Sex Partner Entitled To Inheritance

A referee in Hennepin County District Court has found that Minnesota’s Defense of Marriage Act does not deny same-sex partners the right to inherit each other’s assets.

08/02/2012

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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.

07/27/2012

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Opinion: Chick-fil-A Doesn’t Belong In Politics

What was Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy thinking when he thought that anyone cares about what he thinks about same-sex marriage? Whatever Cathy’s reasoning, he has a lot to learn about the separation of his business and the unnecessary preaching of his morality.

07/26/2012

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Strategist Is Central Figure Against Gay Marriage

The man who is leading efforts against gay marriage around the country says his mission is to make voters understand what’s at stake.

07/19/2012

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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.

07/19/2012

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General Mills Opposes MN Amendment To Ban Gay Marriage

General Mills has announced its opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage in Minnesota.

06/14/2012

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Poll: MN Voters Shifting On Marriage Amendment

A new poll suggests Minnesota voters may reject a proposed constitutional amendment that would define marriage as only being between one man and one woman.

06/05/2012

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Target ‘Pride’ Shirts Anger Gay Marriage Opponents

Supporters of a marriage amendment on Minnesota’s November ballot aren’t too happy with the Target Corp. The Minneapolis retail chain is selling “Pride” T-shirts on its website to raise funds for a marriage equality group.

06/01/2012

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Movie Blog: Marriage Debate Heads Up Out Twin Cities Film Fest

As Jim Brunzell already noted in the Twin Cities Daily Planet, there’s a definite political question hanging in the air over the Out Twin Cities Film Festival this year. It’s Marriage.

05/30/2012

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Stance On Gay Marriage May Cost Rev. His Church

The reverend of a St. Paul church says he needs to raise $200,000 to pay off a church loan after most of his followers left because of his support for gay marriage.

05/29/2012

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Polls On Gay Marriage Not Yet Reflected In Votes

Poll after poll shows public support for same-sex marriage steadily increasing, to the point where it’s now a majority viewpoint. Yet in all 32 states where gay marriage has been on the ballot, voters have rejected it.

05/28/2012

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