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  • 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 St. Paul is offering 12 same-sex couples 12 dozen cupcakes for their wedding. It’s a video contest. Here’s how you enter: “In keeping with the theme of equality, all couples […]

  • 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 and the Senate on Friday. The bill now heads to Gov. Mark Dayton who is expected to sign the bill into law. Once that happens, Minnesota will become the third state […]

  • 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 75 to 59 vote in the House. “I think we have to follow our conscience,” he told Almanac. “I really do view this as the civil rights issue of our era.” […]

  • Minnesota House committee to hear marriage equality bill Monday, bill likely to pass

    The House Ways and Means Committee will hear a bill to legalize marriage equality on Monday. Previously, the bill had been sent to the House floor for a full vote. The Ways and Means will evaluate how legalizing gay marriage will impact the state budget. Minnesota Public Radio has a copy of the fiscal note […]

  • New poll shows majority of Minnesotans support marriage equality

    A SurveyUSA poll commissioned by KSTP found that 51 percent of Minnesotans support marriage equality while 47 percent are opposed. The poll was conducted from April 19 to 21. That result is a dramatic shift from a SurveyUSA poll in February that found only 42 percent of Minnesotans supported marriage equality and 54 percent were […]

  • Marriage debate, 4 weeks left: week in review

    Major GOP donors are pressuring Minnesota lawmakers with money, according to the Associated Press: American Unity PAC was formed last year to lend financial support to Republicans who bucked the party’s longstanding opposition to gay marriage. Its founders are launching a new lobbying organization, American Unity Fund, and already have spent more than $250,000 in […]

  • Minnesota for Marriage to bring tour to Eden Prairie

    Minnesota for Marriage is continuing its tour of the state, which by some accounts has not been well attended. Here is a slate of upcoming events: Saturday April 20 MONTEVIDEO: 11:00AM St. Joseph Catholic Church (parking lot) 512 Black Oak Ave. EDEN PRAIRIE: 3:30PM Grace Church (parking lot) 9301 Eden Prairie Rd. Sunday April 21st […]

  • Minnesota for Marriage to tour the state with rallies

    Minnesota for Marriage is planning a series of rallies with guest speakers around the state. Here are the details. Friday, April 12th HINCKLEY: 7:00PM Tobies Restaurant, 404 Fire Monument Rd. (I-35 & Hwy 48) Saturday, April 13th DULUTH: 11:00AM Mount of Olives Baptist Church, 1500 Swan Lake GRAND RAPIDS: 2:45PM The Lakes Inn parking lot, […]

  • Marriage equality to be heard in Judiciary committee on Tuesday, vote to be close

    Updated: According to several of Goodwin’s constituents, she will be voting in favor of the marriage equality bill. The Senate announced on Thursday that a bill to legalize same-sex marriage will be heard on Tuesday, Mar. 12 at noon in the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Associated press spoke with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee […]

  • Anti-gay trio testifies against LGBT-inclusive bullying legislation

    The Safe and Supportive Schools Act passed important committees in the Minnesota House and Senate in the past week despite efforts by three figureheads opposed to LGBT rights who testified before the House Education Policy committee on Friday and the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday. Young people, teachers and experts testified to the need for […]