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Minnesota Same Sex Marriage

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...

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

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay 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...

Minnesota To Compete With Iowa For Gay Wedding Tourism Market

AP | By CATHERINE LUCEY | Posted 08.24.2013 | Gay 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 07.15.2013 | Gay 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.

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.

Minnesota Legalizes Gay Marriage

Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay 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...

Minnesota Governor To Sign Gay Marriage Bill

AP | PATRICK CONDON | Posted 07.14.2013 | Gay 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...

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...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

WATCH: Minnesota Resident Offers Outrageously Inaccurate Testimony Against Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.13.2013 | Gay Voices

A Minnesota resident speaking before the House Civil Law Committee offered a shockingly inaccurate testimony in an attempt to thwart the approval of s...

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...

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.

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."

INTERACTIVE RESULTS: Gay Marriage On The Ballot In 4 States

Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Voters in four states cast ballots on marriage equality. Refresh this page for the latest results. Also on HuffPost: var src_url="http:...

Marijuana Legalization, Gay Marriage Emerge Hot Ballot Measures

Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

By DAVID CRARY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS While the general election might not break partisan gridlock in Congress, it could result in historic changes ...

Today, Minnesota Votes On My Family

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 01.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Meg Riley

I will confess that I dread going to the poll today. I am afraid that I might cry as I fill in that little circle, feeling the pain that my family's worth should be voted on by a whole state. But I will not armor myself from the pain; I will allow it to point me to more love.

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.

Straight Talk About Gay Marriage: 4 Points For Undecided Voters To Consider

Jay Michaelson | Posted 12.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Jay Michaelson

One thing we've learned is that a lot of Minnesotans (and Marylanders, Washingtonians and Mainers) are sincere in supporting equal rights for gays and lesbians and simultaneously sincere in their misgivings about same-sex marriage. Yes, there are a lot of people sincerely in the middle.

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."