Sunday, May 26, 2019

National group to Minnesota clerks: You don’t have to issue licenses to same-sex couples

Alliance Defending Freedom, formerly the Alliance Defense Fund, has issued a memo to Minnesota's registrars, letting them know that they do not have to...

Buy Equality is not an effort to punish businesses

The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal published an article on July 29, titled, "Websites seek to reward, punish businesses in same-sex marriage fight," that mentioned...

MN United’s Richard Carlbom to direct national marriage equality efforts

Freedom to Marry, the marriage equality group that helped Minnesota gain marriage for same-sex couples, has hired Minnesotans United for All Families' Richard Carlbom...

Catholic high school president resigns after revealing 18-year same-sex relationship

The president of a Catholic high school in Fridley has resigned his post after revealing he is in a committed same-sex relationship. Dr. William...

Minnesota church dropping out of Scouts because it allows gays

A Minnesota church is ending its sponsorship of a Cub Scouts troop because of the Boy Scouts of America decision in May to allow...

Taking Kersten to task

Last Sunday, Katherine Kersten offered, by my count, her 25th column in the Star Tribune denigrating same-sex couples and railing against marriage equality (that...

Same-sex couples can apply for marriage licenses on June 6

Hennepin County, Minnesota's most populous county and home to the highest population of same-sex couples in the state, announced this week that same-sex couples...

Businesses offer giveaways for same-sex couples

With same-sex weddings slated to take place on August first, a huge number of businesses are holding contests for this falls newlyweds. Cupcakes Cupcake in...

Jury anti-discrimination passes Minnesota Legislature

A bill that would prohibit discrimination in jury service based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status passed the Minnesota House last Monday...

Sen. Matt Schmit to vote for marriage equality

On Almanac on Friday, DFL Sen. Matt Schmit said he would be backing the marriage equality bill that heads to the Senate after a...