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MN Family Council criticizes Rep. Tom Emmer over chief of staff pick

Representative-elect, Tom Emmer, has chosen former state Rep. David Fitzsimmons to be his chief of staff as Emmer heads to Washington to replace the...

Koering tells gay porn rag that he opposes gay marriage

During a dinner with porn actor Brandon Wilde, openly gay Republican state Sen. Paul Koering allegedly told the actor that he supported same-sex marriage....

Minneapolis moves to make transgender equity permanent city business

On Wednesday, the Minneapolis City Council took steps toward making transgender equity a permanent part of the city’s business. In a unanimous vote, the...

How Minnesota got the nation’s worst anti-bullying law

Minnesota is ranked dead last among states that have anti-bullying laws on the books according to a study by the U.S. Department of Education....

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...

Gay marriage and the other special election: SD26

Gay marriage has become a campaign issue in the debate for the special election in southern Minnesota. Three candidates are vying to replace Republican...

Couples suing for marriage equality want county to drop the case

Marry Me Minnesota, the organization behind the lawsuit against Hennepin County and the state's anti-gay marriage laws, is calling on Hennepin County to cease...

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...

Vote No from MPIRG

A very cute video from MPIRG urging Minnesotans to vote "no" on the anti-gay marriage amendment in November. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-ylXU5ssNk&w=560&h=315]