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Wis. Gov. Says He Knew Son Was Witnessing Gay Wedding

Gov. Scott Walker says his 19-year-old son’s decision to act as a witness at the same-sex marriage of a relative is not a policy statement. Walker was asked Tuesday about his son Alex’s decision to serve as a witness to the June 9 wedding in Waukesha County.

07/08/2014

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Wisconsin County To Refund Marriage License Fee

Appleton-area couples who applied for marriage licenses but didn’t receive them before a federal judge halted same-sex weddings will receive full refunds of their application fees.

06/16/2014

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Judge To Hold Hearing On Wisconsin Gay Marriages

Both sides in the fight over same-sex marriages in Wisconsin are headed back to federal court Friday afternoon for a hearing that could determine whether the weddings can continue. The hearing before U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb comes exactly one week after she struck down the state’s ban on gay marriages as unconstitutional.

06/13/2014

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Wisconsin Judge Tells Same-Sex Couples To Hold On

A federal judge has scheduled a hearing on the Wisconsin attorney general’s request to put gay marriages on hold in the state. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb scheduled the hearing for 1 p.m. Monday.

06/09/2014

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Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Gay Marriage Ban

A federal judge has struck down Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage, ruling it unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb issued the ruling Friday, but it wasn’t clear whether same-sex marriages could immediately begin.

06/06/2014

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Lawsuit Challenges N.D. Gay Marriage Ban

Seven couples filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging the constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriage in North Dakota, making it the last state in the country with a ban to be sued by gay couples seeking the right to marry in their home state.

06/06/2014

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New York Times Survey Lists Minneapolis As LGBT Travel Hot Spot

After Minnesota became one of the first states in the Midwest to legalize same-sex marriage, it became a new travel ‘hot-spot.’ According to the New York Times, Minneapolis is now on the list of “up and coming LGBT” places to visit, especially with the Pride celebration coming up. New York Times completed the survey after talking with gay and lesbian travel experts.

05/31/2014

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Same-Sex Marriage In Minn. Turns 1

It has been one year since same-sex marriage became legal in Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton signed the Freedom to Marry Act into law on the steps of the Capitol. The moment was met with cheers and a flood of emotions from thousands at the event.

05/14/2014

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School District Apologizes For Gay Marriage Video

The Janesville School District superintendent has issued a public apology for the showing of a video she describes as pro-gay marriage. The Wisconsin State Journal reports in April, Craig High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance showed “Kids React to Gay Marriage.”

05/14/2014

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Mpls. Mayor To Officiate Wedding For 2 S.D. Women

A lesbian couple plans to exchange vows Saturday in Minnesota, then be the first South Dakota residents to legally challenge the state’s ban on same-sex marriage and its refusal to recognize such nuptials. Nancy Robrahn, 68, and Jennie Rosenkranz, 72, of Rapid City, have been together 27 years. Minneapolis lawyer Joshua Newville said Friday he took the case after the couple was unable to find an attorney in South Dakota.

04/25/2014

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Minn. Same-Sex Married Couples Ponder Tax-Filing Method

The push to get same sex marriage adopted in Minnesota was an emotional one, but now those couples are wrestling with the financial implications.

03/04/2014

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Gay Marriage Law Causes Prisoner Dilemma

Three same-sex couples in state custody as sex offenders are seeking marriage licenses under Minnesota’s gay marriage law. The new law is causing thorny questions for state officials who supervise incarcerated people.

09/09/2013

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Gay Marriage Licenses Ran High In St. Louis County

St. Louis County saw the fourth-highest demand for marriage licenses by gay couples in the first month they were allowed to wed in Minnesota. The county had 69 same-sex couples apply for licenses in August.

09/09/2013

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MN Now Has One Of Its First Same-Sex Divorces

It wasn’t just same-sex marriage that became legal last week, so did same-sex divorce. “To me, it was like going to Vegas — you go in, you get your piece of paper,” Dawn Tuckner said. “You come home, you have no rights.”

08/06/2013

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A Full Recap Of The 1st Historic Same-Sex Weddings

What a difference a year makes. Last fall, we were talking about an amendment to ban same-sex marriages. Now, they’re official. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak married a total of 46 couples overnight in a marathon session starting when the law became official at 12:01 a.m. — and ending around 6:45 a.m. Thursday morning.

08/01/2013

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