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May 9, 2013
Minnesota House votes to allow gay marriage
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is a vote and a signature away from becoming the 12th state to allow gay marriage. The House voted 75-59 today to eliminate...
May 9, 2013 - 3:17pm
May 7, 2013
Legislature poised for gay marriage votes
ST. PAUL — Gay marriage supporters feel victory in the air. Their confidence is high as Minnesota state representatives plan to vote on...
May 7, 2013 - 11:45pm
Minnesota House to vote on gay marriage Thursday
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota House leaders expect representatives to approve gay marriage Thursday, with the Senate following in the next few days....
May 7, 2013 - 12:04pm
May 6, 2013
Gay marriage bill moving again at Minn. Capitol
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers prepared Monday for what could be a pivotal week at the Capitol for the bid to legalize gay marriage in the state. Dozens of opponents of the measure demonstrated at the Capitol, hoping to slow the bill's progress. At the same time,...
May 6, 2013 - 4:41pm
April 23, 2013
DFL senator with swing vote to back gay marriage
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Democratic state senator who holds what many have seen as a swing vote on Minnesota's gay marriage bill said Tuesday that he will vote to legalize it. Sen. Kent Eken, who represents a northwestern Minnesota district where 53 percent of voters backed last...
April 23, 2013 - 3:06pm
March 26, 2013
Court could avoid ruling on gay marriage ban
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court suggested Tuesday it could find a way out of the case over California's ban on same-sex marriage without...
March 26, 2013 - 12:06pm
March 18, 2013
Hilary Clinton announces support for gay marriage
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her support for gay marriage Monday, putting her in line with other...
March 18, 2013 - 11:18am
February 28, 2013
Gay Marriage: Debate focuses on families as issue returns to Capitol
ST. PAUL – Those on opposite sides of the same-sex marriage debate use the same argument: It is about families. Both camps made their case...
February 28, 2013 - 2:11am
February 14, 2013
Hundreds at Capitol rally want gay marriage
ST. PAUL – Three mothers of gay men joined hundreds of others in the Minnesota Capitol on Thursday with one goal. “It’s important that...
February 14, 2013 - 11:41pm
November 15, 2012
Minn. gay-marriage supporter denied confirmation
BARNESVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A teenager who posted his support for same-sex marriage online has been denied a Catholic rite of passage at his northwestern Minnesota church, his family said. Shana Cihak said her 17-year-old son, Lennon, wasn't allowed to be confirmed at Assumption Church...
November 15, 2012 - 4:13pm
November 8, 2012
Marriage amendment supporters end losing streak, look ahead
By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — For years, foes of same-sex marriage had a potent talking point: They’d won every time the issue went to a popular vote. That winning streak has now been shattered in a multi-state electoral sweep by gay marriage supporters —...
November 8, 2012 - 12:12am
November 7, 2012
Fight isn’t over for gay marriage supporters
By PATRICK CONDON, Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s proposed constitutional ban on gay marriage is history. The fight isn’t over for gay marriage supporters, though. The next logical step is the actual right to marry. Though the ban was defeated by voters...
November 7, 2012 - 11:38pm
‘Slippery slope’ argument inconsistent
I was appalled to open the Bemidji Pioneer on both Oct. 23 and Oct. 31 to read the letters to the editor written by Rev. Wurm and Mrs. Kittleson. As a faithful Christian and a proud member of the GLBTQIA community, I find the so called “slippery slope” argument highly offensive....
November 7, 2012 - 11:15pm
November 2, 2012
Marriage amendment divisions run deep
ST. PAUL — Minnesota’s hottest election topic continues to get hotter as Election Day nears. Whether to amend the state Constitution to ban...
November 2, 2012 - 4:22am
Pro and con arguments on gay marriage
ST. PAUL — The basic argument about whether to pass a proposed constitutional amendment about marriage centers on whether same-sex marriages should be allowed. Even though passing the amendment would make no immediate change since Minnesota law already outlaws gay marriage, amendment...
November 2, 2012 - 4:07am