Gay Marriage Law Causes Prisoner DilemmaThree same-sex couples in state custody as sex offenders are seeking marriage licenses under Minnesota's gay marriage law. The new law is causing thorny questions for state officials who supervise incarcerated people.
Gay Marriage Licenses Ran High In St. Louis CountySt. Louis County saw the fourth-highest demand for marriage licenses by gay couples in the first month they were allowed to wed in Minnesota. The county had 69 same-sex couples apply for licenses in August.
MN Now Has One Of Its First Same-Sex DivorcesIt wasn't just same-sex marriage that became legal last week, so did same-sex divorce. "To me, it was like going to Vegas -- you go in, you get your piece of paper," Dawn Tuckner said. "You come home, you have no rights."
A Full Recap Of The 1st Historic Same-Sex WeddingsWhat a difference a year makes. Last fall, we were talking about an amendment to ban same-sex marriages. Now, they're official. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak married a total of 46 couples overnight in a marathon session starting when the law became official at 12:01 a.m. -- and ending around 6:45 a.m. Thursday morning.
Marriage Equality Foes Say Their Fight Is Not OverOpponents 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.
Gay Marriage Comes To Small Towns In MN As WellSmall-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.
Flashback: Gay Marriage Timeline In MinnesotaWhile 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.
Same-Sex Marriages Also Begin In Rhode IslandSame-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.
Reality Check: Economic Impact Of Same Sex MarriageDepending 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.
General Mills Donates Wedding Cakes To Same-Sex CouplesSame-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.
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.
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.
Maple Grove Church Vandalized For 3rd TimeMaple 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.
Minneapolis Offering Free Tickets For Gay Marriage CeremoniesIf 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.
Minn. Counties Seeing Big Jump In Marriage LicensesWedding 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.