Same Sex Marriage
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.