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Katherine Kersten’s gay friends don’t like gay marriage either?

Minnpost.com published an interview with Star Tribune columnist Katherine Kersten in which Kersten says that an unidentified "gay leadership" are silencing the voices of...

Sen. Franken speaks out on employment nondiscrimination

The employment Non-Discrimination Act was heard for the first time in its 14-year history at a Senate hearing last week. Sen. Al Franken, who...

DFL candidates for governor support marriage equality

For the first time in the Minnesota history, all the DFL candidates for governor support full marriage right for same-sex couples. As Eric Black...

President Obama Signs Hate Crimes Legislation

Thirteen years in the making, Matthew Shepherd and James Byrd finally get their due. In a ceremony at the White House on Wednesday...

Racist, homophobic campaign flier hits Maplewood

The Minnesota Independent reports that a flier being distributed against openly gay Maplewood city council candidate Jim Llanas contains homophobic and racist assertions. The...

Bachmann to raise funds for anti-gay public school ministry

On Nov. 12, Rep. Michele Bachmann will be the headliner at a fundraiser for You Can Run But You Cannot Hide, an anti-gay ministry...

Rep. Michele Bachmann rediscovers her anti-gay ways

It's been a while since Rep. Michele Bachmann pushed for anti-gay policy -- actually since she was elected to Congress. After building her career...

The National: David Mixner cries “Not One Penny!” for Unsupportive Dems

David Mixner, the long-time gay activist and Democratic fundraiser, is calling for the LGBT community to shut off funds to any Democrat who's not...

The National: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!?!

A Justice of the Peace in Louisiana refuses to marry an interracial couple because, he says, such marriages harm the children. That sounds...

Dear Rep. John Kline – You Lie!

One of Minnesota's congressional delegation was recently caught repeating the tired old lie that churches and religious leaders could be persecuted under a federal...