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Minn. GOP Lawmaker Says He’ll Push For Civil Unions

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.

04/03/2013

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Reality Check: All About Proposition 8

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.

03/26/2013

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Gay Marriage Bill Survives GOP Moves To Block

The bill to allow gay weddings in Minnesota has survived several moves by Senate Republicans to block it.

03/13/2013

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Minn. House, Senate Panels Approve Same-Sex Marriage Bill

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.

03/12/2013

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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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Minnesota Rejects Gay Marriage Ban In Constitution

Minnesota voters have rejected a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.

11/06/2012

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Some Election Judges Gave Amendment Instructions

An election watchdog group has received calls that some election judges in at least six counties have been telling voters if they leave ballot questions blank, it will constitute a “no” vote.

11/06/2012

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Q&A: Minnesota’s Marriage Amendment

After a long and expensive campaign about the definition of marriage, Minnesotans vote Tuesday on whether the state constitution should be amended to prohibit same-sex couples from legally marrying in the state.

11/05/2012

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Brad Pitt Donates $100K For Gay Marriage Effort

Brad Pitt has agreed to donate $100,000 to help the Human Rights Campaign raise money for its efforts to support same-sex marriage initiatives in several states.

10/31/2012

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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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SCSU Survey: More Voting No On Marriage Amendment

According to a new survey of 600 randomly-chosen Minnesotans of voting age, St. Cloud State University pollsters found that of likely voters, 51 percent planned to vote against the constitutional amendment to define marriage as solely between one man and one woman.

10/25/2012

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Marriage Amendment Signs Vandalized In Bemidji

A Bemidji church official says he’s not discouraged after more than a dozen signs supporting the marriage amendment hanging outside the building were vandalized.

10/16/2012

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Gay Marriage Advocates Call On Obama’s Support

A gay rights group on Monday urged President Barack Obama to speak in support of same-sex marriage in Maine and three other states that have ballot initiatives on it next month.

10/15/2012

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Missing From Pro-Gay Marriage TV Ads: Gay People

In one TV ad, a husband and wife talk fondly of a lesbian couple who moved into their neighborhood. In another, a married couple speaks of wanting fair treatment for their lesbian daughter. A third features a pastor talking supportively about gay unions.

09/26/2012

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Marriage Amendment Efforts Ramping Up On Both Sides

People on both sides of the marriage amendment debate are stepping up efforts to get more votes as we get closer to the November ballot.

09/26/2012

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Minn. Catholic Bishops Seek Marriage Fight Donors

Minnesota’s Roman Catholic bishops are urging churchgoers to donate money for television ads in support of a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage.

09/25/2012

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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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Ellen DeGeneres Praises Vikings’ Chris Kluwe

On Tuesday’s episode of her daytime talk show, Ellen DeGeneres says she’s become a Minnesota Vikings fan, even though she also says the Green Bay Packers are one of her favorite teams.

09/11/2012

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Group Seek Volunteers For Minn. Gay Rights Battle

Three national gay rights groups are recruiting volunteers to send to Minnesota and three other states where gay marriage is on the ballot this fall.

09/06/2012

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Gay Marriage Campaign Comes To Minn. State Fair

It’s called the Great Minnesota Get-together, but this year both sides in the campaign over the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage are trying to make it the Great Minnesota Conversation.

08/23/2012

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Confused Few Hit Polls To Vote On Marriage Amendment

Even though it’s not on the primary ballot, the hotly-debated marriage amendment appears to be drawing voters to the polls this Tuesday.

08/14/2012

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Mankato Becomes 12th MN City To Oppose Marriage Amendment

The Mankato City Council voted 4-1 Monday night, with two abstaining, to oppose the amendment that would not allow same-sex couples in Minnesota the freedom to marry.

08/14/2012

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Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex Marriage

Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.

08/03/2012

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