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Minnesota Gay Marriage

Facing My Gay Engagement

Keegan Shoutz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Keegan Shoutz

It's unfortunate that on one of the happiest days of our lives, I still felt the need to keep the news under wraps. I found myself nervously wondering who was listening as we were looking through ring options and talking about what we envisioned for the big day. But we were engaged!

10 Of The Happiest Photos You'll See All Day

Posted 08.01.2013 | Weddings

Same-sex marriage became legal in Minnesota and Rhode Island, the 12th and 13th states to recognize marriage equality, at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday. Coup...

WATCH: Politician Sings Adorable Song To Celebrate Gay Marriage In Minnesota

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), the Representative for the 5th district of Minnesota, released a short, but cute, video to celebrate the first day o...

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...

Should Married Gay Couples Re-Celebrate Vows When Their Home States Legalize Marriage Equality?

AP | PATRICK CONDON | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

MINNEAPOLIS -- Maggie George and Rebecca Voelkel have married each other twice, first ceremonially in their Minneapolis church in 2006, then legally w...

WATCH: Rare Footage Of America's First Gay Wedding

Posted 07.30.2013 | Weddings

The gay couple believed to be the first to legally wed in the U.S. did so in Minnesota in 1971. Though Jack Baker and Michael McConnell received a ma...

LOOK: Betty Crocker Bakes Up Delicious Support For Gay Marriage In Minnesota

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As Minnesota prepares for gay marriages to become begin this Thursday, August 1, the state's businesses are really taking the cake when it comes to we...

Mall Of America To Make Gay Marriage History

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Usually the only time people line up to go to a mall at midnight is on Black Friday, but this upcoming Thursday is another type of holiday in the stat...

Minnesota To Compete With Iowa For Gay Wedding Tourism Market

AP | By CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — During four years as the only Midwestern state to offer same-sex marriage, Iowa has seen thousands of couples travel to the ...

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.

LOOK: The City Of Minneapolis' Incredible Gay Marriage Tribute!

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Minnesota became the 12th state to legalize gay marriage yesterday. To celebrate, the city of Minneapolis lit the I-35W bridge with rainbow colore...

Michele Bachmann Was Right!

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has been telling Minnesotans for years that gay marriage could find its way into the state if they didn't act to stop ...

WATCH: Changes Ahead For Marriage Equality Fight

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

With victories in Delaware, Rhode Island and Minnesota, the number of states with marriage equality has increased by three in just the last few weeks. Illinois, New Jersey, Oregon and even Nevada are on the horizon, but that's when our momentum may start slowing down.

Minnesota Legalizes Gay Marriage

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Minnesota officially became the 12th U.S. state to approve same-sex marriage May 14 when Gov. Mark Dayton appeared before a jubilant crowd to sign a m...

Watching From The Gay Sidelines

Domenick Scudera | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

My team is doing great this season! We keep winning! In the past few games we scored big victories in Rhode Island, Delaware and Minnesota! But at the end of the day, I am not in the action. My partner and I are nowhere near getting to play in the game ourselves.

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.

Minnesota Governor To Sign Gay Marriage Bill

AP | PATRICK CONDON | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

ST. PAUL, Minn. — As a crowd of thousands roared from the lawn of the state Capitol, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill Tuesday that mak...

Gay Marriage in Minnesota: Another Milestone Is Reached

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Minnesota's marriage equality win also represents a stinging blow to the anti-gay evangelical right. This is the state that brought us Michele Bachmann, an evangelical Christian who made her political career by pushing boilerplate religious bigotry about gays.

Minnesota Senate Passes Gay Marriage

AP | PATRICK CONDON and BRIAN BAKST | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota is set to become the 12th U.S. state where gay couples can get married after a final legislative vote Monday that wi...

LOOK: Minnesota Mayor Re-Names City Bridge In Honor Of Gay Marriage Vote

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman made his stance on Minnesota's same-sex marriage vote known in a very big way this weekend. On Twitter, Coleman annou...

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...

GOP Lawmaker's 'Heart Breaks' For Marriage Equality Advancing

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

Following the advancement of a pivotal bill that could possibly make Minnesota the 12th state to allow same-sex marriage, a GOP lawmaker became emotio...

Michelangelo Signorile

Chris Kluwe Vows To Keep Speaking Out On Gay Rights Despite Being Cut From Team | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

On the eve of Minnesota possibly becoming the 12th state to offer marriage equality, former Minnesota Vikings punter and outspoken marriage equality s...

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 ...