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Gay Couples Wed At Midnight As 2 More States Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

AP | DAVID KLEPPER and PATRICK CONDON | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — In public celebrations and intimate ceremonies, gay couples exchanged vows Thursday in Minnesota and Rhode Island as the numb...

A Beautiful Day in Minnesota

Lisa Gray | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lisa Gray

I am not exactly sure that I can explain how it felt to be at the capitol in St. Paul, MN on the day Minnesota legislators cleared the final hurdle and the senators voted to legalize same-sex marriage.

Thank You, Minnesota

Taylor Brorby | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Taylor Brorby

What I hope it does is bear witness to young people that there is a future here for them in Minnesota, that there is a place where all people can get married, where we are continually working to be more inclusive, more open, and a little more whole.

Gay Marriage Expected To Take Big Step In Midwestern State

Reuters | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics

By David Bailey ST. PAUL, Minn., May 13 (Reuters) - The Minnesota Senate is expected to give final approval on Monday to a bill that w...

WATCH: The Most Powerful Argument You'll Hear In Favor Of Marriage Equality

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

Minnesota state Rep. Tim Faust (D) stood before his colleagues on Thursday and announced on the House floor that he would vote for a bill to legalize ...

Minnesota House Passes Gay Marriage

AP | PATRICK CONDON and BRIAN BAKST | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A historic vote Thursday in the Minnesota House positioned that state to become the 12th in the country to allow gay marriages and ...

Minnesota Legislature To Vote On Gay Marriage

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

By David Bailey MINNEAPOLIS, May 9 (Reuters) - The Democratic-led state Legislature in Minnesota is expected to begin a final push on ...

Gay Marriage Momentum Expands To Midwest States

AP | PATRICK CONDON | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Just six months after Minnesota voters turned back an effort to ban gay weddings, lawmakers are poised to make the state the f...

Gay Marriage Appears Close To Passage In Midwestern State

AP | PATRICK CONDON | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota appears poised to legalize gay marriage, as the Democratic speaker of the state House said Tuesday that a gay marria...

GOP Lawmaker: Being Gay Is An 'Unhealthy Sexual Addiction'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics

A Minnesota Republican lawmaker said Wednesday that homosexuality is an addiction, even as other lawmakers push a bill to legalize same-sex marriage i...

Minnesota Voters Decide That Freedom Means Freedom For Everyone

Richard Carlbom | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard Carlbom

It was a truly historic night -- and morning -- in Minnesota. We become the first state in the nation to beat back a freedom-limiting amendment like the one we faced. I am proud to be from the state that is the first in the nation to have faced this question and said "no."

Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington: Your Vote, Our Lives

Alan Shayne | Posted 01.05.2013 | Politics
Alan Shayne

Without marriage, Norman and I will still be an outside group that is not a full part of society.

4 Days Till Minnesota Votes On My family

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Meg Riley

Volunteers are on the phone, on computers, writing on paper, talking to one another, training and being trained, talking to voters about where to vote, talking to undecided voters one more time. To me, whatever the outcome of the election, this feels like freedom.

Anti-Gay-Marriage Lie Number 3

Thalia Zepatos | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Thalia Zepatos

The National Organization for Marriage and its hired gun, Frank Schubert, are doubling down these final two weeks before the election with phony claims that churches and religious-based charities will be sued or punished unless gay couples are blocked from the freedom to marry.

Anti-Gay-Marriage Lie Number 2

Thalia Zepatos | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Thalia Zepatos

Of all the lies that anti-gay campaigns are airing to scare voters away from supporting marriage equality, the most absurd is the claim that marriage doesn't really matter -- or shouldn't matter -- for committed gay couples.

Anti-Gay-Marriage Lie Number 1

Thalia Zepatos | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Thalia Zepatos

One of the anti-marriage-equality ads in Maine splashes these dire outcomes across the screen: "Fired. Sued. Fined. Punished." In it, a spokesman for Maine's 2009 campaign to repeal the freedom to marry, a school guidance counselor, claims, "They tried to get me fired."

99 Days Till Minnesota Votes On My Family!

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Meg Riley

I can feel myself getting more brittle as this anti-gay ballot initiative heats up in Minnesota. I find myself wanting to blurt out to virtual strangers, "Can you even imagine what it would be like to have your family's mere existence up for a vote?"

Target Selling T-Shirts To Help Defeat Gay Marriage Ban

AP | MARTIGA LOHN | Posted 06.02.2012 | Business

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Two years after Target Corp. angered gay marriage supporters with a political donation that benefited a fiery gay marriage opponent...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Businessman Fights Minnesota's Ban On Marriage Equality | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Minnesota businessman Wheelock Whitney, Jr. is a lifelong Republican. He ran for U.S. Senate in 1964 and governor in 1982. He believes i...

Bachmann Touts Support For Controversial Policies

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) reiterated that she would reinstate the "don't ask, don't tell" policy if she were elected president on a conference c...

Gay Marriage Debate Rages On: 'We Cannot Stand By'

AP | By DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 07.28.2011 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A flurry of activity in efforts to legally recognize gay relationships or ban same-sex marriage is reminding advocates that even t...