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Minnesota Marriage Equality

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

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.01.2013 | Gay 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...

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

AP | PATRICK CONDON | Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices

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

Michele Bachmann's Stinging Defeat

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The news that Michele Bachmann is throwing in the towel, not seeking reelection in 2014, is a triumph for LGBT activists and all progressives. And it's a stunning blow to the tea party and the evangelical right.

Minnesota Marriage Equality: Top Ten Reasons This Victory Is So Sweet

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 07.15.2013 | Religion
Rev. Meg Riley

With the flourish of a signature, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton declared yesterday that, "Love is the law."

WATCH: Changes Ahead For Marriage Equality Fight

Matt Baume | Posted 07.14.2013 | Gay 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.

Watching From The Gay Sidelines

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.14.2013 | Gay 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.

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

Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay 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...

A Letter To Rep. Chris Swedzinski From A Fellow Minnesotan

Brittany Anderson | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Brittany Anderson

I read in the Marshall Independent that you intend to vote against the same-sex marriage bill today. As a Minnesota native, this news breaks my heart. As your constituent, I implore you to reconsider.

WATCH: Marriage Equality Now Expanding Out From New England

Matt Baume | Posted 06.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume


Minnesota, Marriage And Me

Coya White Hat-Artichoker | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Coya White Hat-Artichoker

I know that the entire queer community is not on the same page on the issue of marriage, and I don't think we need to be, but I want to say why I haven't been jumping on the marriage bandwagon, and I want to really give context to my hesitation.

Minnesota Lawmaker Prepares To Be First GOP Cosponsor Of Marriage Equality Push

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

The drive to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota has received a boost, as a Republican state senator prepares to cross party lines and join the ef...

The Catholic Church Spent How MUCH On Fight Against Marriage Equality?!

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 11.15.2012 | Gay Voices

While the results of this election represented a monumental victory in the fight for marriage equality, it turned out to be quite a costly one for the...

On Tuesday, Minnesota Voted On My Family

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 01.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Meg Riley

And they voted against excluding us in the state constitution. My countdown is over, and so is the fear of needing to gear up in the armor that discrimination requires. Life is good. I can't stop smiling.

10 Reasons Why Marriage Equality Won This Year

Chad Griffin | Posted 01.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Chad Griffin

This year, marriage equality won four unprecedented victories in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington. For years, organizations like the so-called National Organization for Marriage have bragged that equality always loses at the ballot box.

Minnesota Voters Decide That Freedom Means Freedom For Everyone

Richard Carlbom | Posted 01.07.2013 | Gay 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."

Gay Mega History in the Making: The Landslide Victory on LGBT Rights

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

No longer will politicians -- or anyone -- be able to credibly claim to be supportive of gays, and to love and honor their supposed gay friends and family, while still being opposed to basic and fundamental rights like marriage.

1 Day Till Minnesota Votes On My Family

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 01.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Meg Riley

Today we will focus heavily on door-to-door canvassing. This is our last shot at getting hundreds of people out to have thousands of conversations that inspire the uncommitted to take the time to vote "no" on the constitutional amendment that would limit the ability to marry.

4 Days Till Minnesota Votes On My family

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 01.02.2013 | Gay 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.

6 Days Till Minnesota Votes On My Family (VIDEO)

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 12.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Meg Riley

Many Catholics are angry at being told how to vote and at being told to keep quiet if they disagree with the hierarchy. They say it is un-American. Some are quitting churches in disgust. There are yard signs all over that say "Another Catholic Voting No."

13 Days Till Minnesota Votes On My Family (VIDEO)

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 12.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Meg Riley

Here in Minnesota, and in most of the country, we hate awkward conversations and shy away from them. There are so many ravines we don't try to cross with each other, and this campaign has reawakened in me the understanding that after awkwardness comes relief.

20 Days Till Minnesota Votes On My Family

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 12.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Meg Riley

I've been awed by all the changes of heart that are taking place; I've witnessed it happen in conversations I've had, and my fellow activists have witnessed it in their own conversations. Here are three such conversations I've heard about just this week.

25 Days Till Minnesota Votes On My Family

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 12.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Meg Riley

Teen Intern says it's still worth making these calls, because every now and then, maybe every 20th conversation, a "yes" vote turns into a "no" vote. The universe is a mysterious place, and anything might yet happen here in this wonderful state I call home.

Human Rights and the Human Need for Love

Colin Schumacher | Posted 12.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Colin Schumacher

While my students are grappling with questions of rights and responsibilities, the state of Minnesota is preparing to vote on an amendment to their state constitution that is a commentary both on human rights and the human need for love

32 Days Till Minnesota Votes On My Family

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 12.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Meg Riley

Minnesotans United for All Families says we need to have 200,000 conversations in October if we are to win, and that we broke a record by having 10,000 conversations recorded last week. So unless things ramp up amazingly fast, it appears that we are going to lose this thing. That upsets me.

Weathering The Storms Of The Minnesota Marriage Amendment

Alexander Zachary | Posted 12.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Alexander Zachary

As the rally drew to a close, the sky turned dark, the winds picked up, and an F2 tornado bulldozed a 5-mile-long path through Minneapolis, leading to the destruction of our home. From that point on, our life together as a couple would be challenged in every way imaginable.