Same Sex Marriage
University of Minnesota Law Professor Dale Carpenter talked about the same sex marriage legislation being voted on in St Paul Thursday.
Minnesota could be on the verge of becoming the 12th state in the country to allow two men or two women to marry each other. On Thursday, the full Minnesota House will take up the same-sex marriage bill.
The leader of the group lobbying for gay marriage at Minnesota’s Capitol said Wednesday he supports a proposed change to the bill that could make it easier for Republicans to support.
Political observers say Thursday will be a pivotal day in the battle for same-sex marriage here in Minnesota, when the full Minnesota House will vote on legalizing the union between gay couples.
A Republican legislator who was weighing his vote on a gay marriage bill says he will oppose it during Thursday’s Minnesota House vote.
A freshman Democratic state representative from a socially conservative district said Friday that he’d support the bill to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota, a key pickup for supporters as votes on the issue get closer at the Capitol.
An Orono businessman angling to be Minnesota governor says he supports civil unions for gay couples but wouldn’t back same-sex marriage if faced with a bill legalizing it.
The chief political group opposed to legal gay marriage in Minnesota is taking its case on the road with a series of greater Minnesota rallies.
When it comes to legalizing gay marriage in Minnesota, supporters have the appearance of momentum: voters rejected a constitutional ban last fall, public opinion shows growing approval and each day seems to bring another national politician flocking to their cause.
A group of Minnesota Republicans introduced a bill Wednesday to let gay couples join in civil unions, calling it an alternative to gay marriage that could end a corrosive fight on the issue. Gay marriage supporters quickly condemned the measure as inferior and unequal.
Historic arguments before the Supreme Court Tuesday involving the rights of same-sex couples to marry. The high court can rule in a number of different ways that could dramatically affect federal law. Or not.
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.
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.
Minnesota voters have rejected a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.