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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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Lobbyists Tally Costs Of 2013 Minn. Session

Groups that lobbied to advance or block legislation at Minnesota’s Capitol are filing mandatory reports detailing how much they spent on the efforts. The lobbying reports had to be turned into the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board on Monday. They were to be made public early Tuesday.

06/18/2013

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Foes Of Gay Marriage Outspent 10 To 1 In Minn.

The group on the losing end of a gay marriage legalization debate in Minnesota has confirmed it was significantly outspent on legislative lobbying. Minnesota for Marriage, which opposes same-sex marriage, said Friday that it spent more than $200,000 to try to defeat the measure.

06/14/2013

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Group Spends $2M Lobbying For Gay Marriage

The group that pushed Minnesota lawmakers to legalize gay marriage disclosed Wednesday it invested more than $2 million in the successful lobbying effort.

05/22/2013

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On Valentine’s Day, Hundreds Pressured Lawmakers To Legalize Gay Marriage

Thursday’s rally at the State Capital was organized by the same group that successfully defeated the gay marriage ban in November.

02/14/2013

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Get Ready For Round 2 Of The Same-Sex Marriage Debate

After one of the most divisive, costly campaigns Minnesota has ever seen, it appears the second round of the same-sex marriage debate is on.

02/07/2013

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How Much? Minn. Campaigns Divulge 2012 Spending

New Minnesota campaign finance reports show that spending on the fight over an unsuccessful constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage topped $18 million last year

02/01/2013

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Gay Marriage Group Says Effort Needs Capitol Votes

The group pushing a state Capitol vote to legalize gay marriage says a bill to do so currently lacks the votes to pass.

01/31/2013

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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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Group To Seek Legal Gay Marriage In 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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Minn. Voters Beat Gay Marriage Ban, Photo ID Proposals

Minnesota voters turned back two constitutional amendments Tuesday, defeating proposals to ban gay marriage and require a photo ID for voting that had once been seen as likely winners.

11/07/2012

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Opponents Of Gay Marriage Ban Raise $3M In 1 Month

The principal group working to defeat Minnesota’s constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage raised $3 million in the final stretch of the race.

10/30/2012

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Marriage Amendment Opponents Rally At U of Minn.

Opponents of Minnesota’s constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage are pushing to get out the vote as the race enters its pivotal final week.

10/29/2012

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Marriage Amendment Foes Plan Major U Of M Rally

The campaign working to defeat the constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage is holding a major rally at the University of Minnesota to kick off its get-out-the-vote efforts.

10/29/2012

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Gay Marriage Ban Foes Tap Kriesel For TV Ad

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.

10/26/2012

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NYC’s Bloomberg: $500K To Gay Marriage Campaigns

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is donating $125,000 to defeat the constitutional gay marriage ban on Minnesota’s November ballot.

10/22/2012

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Kluwe Stars In Latest MN United Ad, Urges To ‘Vote No’

Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is the latest to appear in a Minnesotans United for All Families ad, which urges people to vote no on the marriage amendment.

10/16/2012

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Rash Report: Top Issues Of The Marriage Amendment

By now you have no doubt seen the ads on both sides of the Marriage Amendment and there are more to come.

10/14/2012

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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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Timing Of ‘Vote Yes’ Ad Signals Close Race

The group working to add a ban on same-sex marriage to the Minnesota Constitution started a television ad campaign across the state on Monday.

10/01/2012

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Gay Marriage Opponents Debuting First 2 TV Ads

The group promoting a constitutional ban on gay marriage in Minnesota is debuting its first two TV ads of a heated campaign on Monday.

10/01/2012

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Minn. Authors Speak Out Against Marriage Amendment

Some well-known Minnesotans gathered Saturday about why they oppose the state’s marriage amendment.

09/22/2012

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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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