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Statehouses Buck Catholic Church On Gay Marriage

Frank Ferri made peace with God years ago. Last month, Ferri defeated the Roman Catholic Church. The openly gay state representative led the fight to legalize same-sex marriage in what may be the most Catholic state in the nation’s most Catholic region.

06/01/2013

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Hennepin Co. To Offer New Marriage License Applications Next Week

Hennepin County is prepared to start accepting applications from same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses late next week. According to the county department of public affairs, the applications will be available beginning June 6.

05/31/2013

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Adrian Peterson Says He’s ‘Not With’ Gay Marriage

NFL MVP Adrian Peterson says he has family members who are gay whom he loves and respects. But on gay marriage, the Minnesota Vikings running back says “that’s not something I believe in.”

05/27/2013

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Rush Of Same-Sex Marriages Expected Aug. 1

City officials in Minnesota are making plans for a rush of marriages on Aug. 1, when the new state law legalizing same-sex unions takes effect. St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is promoting the city’s wedding venues, including Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.

05/15/2013

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Minn. Marriage Equality Group To Live On As PAC

With gay marriage soon to be the law of Minnesota, the political group that led the push to pass it will live on as a political action committee to help legislators who voted for it. Minnesotans United announced its next step Wednesday.

05/15/2013

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After Dayton Signed The Bill, The Party Started

On Tuesday, Minnesota became the twelfth state to legalize same-sex marriage.

05/14/2013

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Minn. Senate Votes ‘Yes’ On Gay Marriage Bill

The Minnesota Senate voted Monday to make gay marriage legal, the last legislative step before Gov. Mark Dayton’s promised signature will make the state the 12th in the U.S. to do so.

05/13/2013

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Pat Kessler Answers Your FAQs About Gay Marriage

The Capitol hallways echoed Thursday night with thunderous chants. And by Friday, WCCO viewers are asking a lot of questions after the House voted to legalize same sex marriage. A common question: What’s next? The same sex marriage bill now heads to the Minnesota Senate, where it is expected to pass. The governor says he will sign It, and as early as Tuesday.

05/10/2013

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Ballot Results Were No Predictor Of House Marriage Vote

A quarter of Minnesota House members wound up voting a personal preference on legalizing gay marriage rather than following results of last November’s ballot measure. Thursday’s 75-59 vote saw Republicans and Democrats defy the fall outcome on the constitutional amendment in their district.

05/10/2013

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Twitter, Minnesotans React To House Approving Gay Marriage

More than 1,000 people showed up at the state Capitol and some showed up as early as 7:30 a.m.

05/09/2013

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UM Law Professor Previews Same Sex Marriage Debate

University of Minnesota Law Professor Dale Carpenter talked about the same sex marriage legislation being voted on in St Paul Thursday.

05/09/2013

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Minnesotans Speak Out As House Prepares For Marriage Vote

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.

05/09/2013

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Gay Marriage Supporters Back Change To 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.

05/08/2013

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Dayton: Gay Marriage Would Represent ‘Breakthrough Moment’

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.

05/08/2013

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GOP Lawmaker Who Was On Fence A No On Gay Marriage

A Republican legislator who was weighing his vote on a gay marriage bill says he will oppose it during Thursday’s Minnesota House vote.

05/07/2013

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