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Marriage Equality Foes Say Their Fight Is Not Over

Opponents of gay marriage say they are not giving up. As many same-sex couples legally tied the knot on Thursday, they announced a major initiative to oust Minnesota House members who voted for legalizing marriage equality.

08/01/2013

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Gay Marriage Comes To Small Towns In MN As Well

Small-town Minnesota residents are getting a look at the state under its new gay marriage law as weddings break out far from the metropolitan area where support was strongest for the change.

08/01/2013

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Flashback: Gay Marriage Timeline In Minnesota

While Thursday marked a day of celebration for many same-sex couples, the journey toward legal marriage equality in Minnesota hasn’t been an easy one. For many, it’s been a lifetime struggle.

08/01/2013

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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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Reality Check: Economic Impact Of Same Sex Marriage

Depending on your views, same sex marriage may — or may not — change the face of Minnesota. But based what has happened in other states, same sex marriage could have an important economic impact.

07/31/2013

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General Mills Donates Wedding Cakes To Same-Sex Couples

Same-sex couples are just a few days away from being able to be legally wed in Minnesota, and one area business is offering some of those couples wedding cakes free of charge. Minnesota-based General Mills will be donating cakes for some couples.

07/30/2013

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A Rare Glimpse At Minn.’s 1st Gay Wedding In 1971

At midnight this Wednesday, Minnesota becomes the 12th state in the nation to legalize same-sex marriage. It’s been a lifetime struggle for many, including one Minneapolis couple who are believed to be the first gay couple in the United States to be married – 42 years ago. The demonstrators who fought to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota owe a debt to this Minneapolis couple who now shun publicity, but who once shocked the nation into awareness.

07/29/2013

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Reality Check: How Many Gay Couples Are In MN?

Despite all the hoopla surrounding Aug. 1, when gay marriage becomes legal in Minnesota, we wondered: How many gay couples are here? Until 2000, the US Census Bureau didn’t even count same sex couples. Now, the government reports more gay households than ever before, including Minnesota.

07/29/2013

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Maple Grove Church Vandalized For 3rd Time

Maple Grove Police need your help to find the person responsible for vandalizing a metro church. Sunday morning, surveillance cameras caught the man in action at Pilgrims United Church of Christ.

07/29/2013

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Minneapolis Offering Free Tickets For Gay Marriage Ceremonies

If you’re looking to be a part of history on Thursday, you’ll want to be at the Hennepin Theatre box office at about 11 a.m. Monday. Same-sex marriage will officially become legal in Minnesota on Thursday after lawmakers passed a bill in the last legislative session to put it into law.

07/29/2013

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Minn. Counties Seeing Big Jump In Marriage Licenses

Wedding season is in full swing at A. Johnson and Sons florists in St. Paul. But the shop on Grand Avenue is about to get a whole lot busier as same-sex couples begin tying the knot, starting Aug. 1.

07/25/2013

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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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Pride Festival Has Joyous Tone In 2013

This year’s Twin Cities Pride Festival was one of joy and celebration for gay rights advocates.

06/30/2013

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Chris Kluwe To Lead TC Pride Parade

Minneapolis hosts one of the largest Pride weekends in the nation, and roughly a half million people from around the country are expected to celebrate in the Twin Cities this weekend. For the first time, this year’s festival in Loring Park includes wedding vendors, and there’s talk of holding weddings on site next year. The most popular event is the Pride parade down Hennepin Avenue. Former Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe is this year’s grand marshal.

06/29/2013

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