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Reps. Miller, Lohmer make last ditch effort for anti-trans bill in special session

A pair of Republican House members penned an opinion piece in the Star Tribune on Tuesday urging Republican leadership to include a bill that...

Meet the man behind the Big Gay Race

Big Gay Race to raise money to fight -- and raise awareness about -- the anti-gay marriage amendment. Last year, over 2,000 people participated...

Religious group calls Minnesota safe schools bill “child exploitation”

“Children are following the pied piper of perversion,” says Barb Anderson, the leader of a group opposed to Minnesota’s anti-bullying bill. The Minnesota Child Protection...

Groups organize support for safe schools bill

Organizations supporting the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act are ramping up organizing as legislative session nears. The Safe Schools for All Coalition, comprised of...

Bachmann: Gays can marry partners of opposite sex

Michele Bachmann told a crowd in Iowa on Wednesday that if gays and lesbians want to marry they already have that right: They can...

Rep. Ellison to host LGBT health panel

Rep. Keith Ellison is hosting a panel discussion on LGBT health in Fridley on March 19. The panel, titled, “Creating Healthy LGBTQ Communities,” will...

The National: Search For “Village of Lesbians” Breaks Sweden’s Internet

Ok, so I'm breaking the rule about this being a national news round-up, but how can you not pass on a story like this?...

Pastor says Minnesota gays teach kids how to masturbate

In one of the more bizarre speeches at the Minnesota Family Council's rally for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, Hastings Pastor Brad...

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...