Thursday, May 26, 2022

DFLers offer Safe Schools bill, GOP offers one without LGBT included

DFLers have introduced legislation that would beef up Minnesota's anti-bullying laws and include specific prohibitions against bullying that include sexual orientation, and gender identity...

Minnesota lawmakers seek domestic partner benefits for state employees

DFL Senators have offered a bill that would allow domestic partners to receive benefits if the public employees union includes those benefits in collective...

Franken, Klobuchar sign letter pressing Obama on ENDA

Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar are among 37 U.S. Senators signing on to a letter on Valentine's Day requesting that President Obama sign...

Gov. Dayton pushes for marriage equality in State of the State

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, in Wednesday night's State of the State address, pushed for marriage equality. From the governor's prepared remarks: “Let me mention...

MN House DFLers introduce jury anti-discrimination bill

House DFLers introduced a bill on Monday that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation in jury selection. The bill is identical to one...

Jury anti-discrimination bill passes MN Senate committee

The Judiciary Committee of the Minnesota Senate passed a bill on Tuesday to ban the use of sexual orientation or marital status as a...

Minnesotans United hires 7 lobbyists to push for marriage equality

Minnesotans United for All Families is getting serious about the push for marriage equality at the Minnesota Capitol. On January 24, 7 lobbyists for...

Jury discrimination bill to be heard in committee Tuesday

Sen. Scott Dibble's bill to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in jury service will be heard in committee on Tuesday....

Leftovers: Katherine Kersten, marriage equality, most influential LGBTAs

Here's a rundown of LGBT news in Minnesota from the last week: The Good Americans for Equal Rights adds Minnesota to its states to watch...

Poll: Minnesotans narrowly support marriage equality

A poll released by Public Policy Polling (PDF) shows that Minnesotans narrowly support legalizing same-sex marriage. 47 percent of those polled said they wanted...