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House, Senate committees pass marriage amendment

A bill that would amend the Minnesota Constitution to bar same-sex marriage passed to key committees. The Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee passed...

Rep. Drazkowski’s campaign treasurer compares being transgender to being serial killer Ted Bundy

Content provided by Bluestem Prairie and republished with permission. For more in-depth news from Greater Minnesota, check out Bluestemprairie.com. At The Column, staff writer Andy...

MN papers pan MN GOP’s anti-transgender bill

Newspapers around the state have been sharply critical of efforts by Minnesota Republicans to move a bill that would force transgender Minnesotans to use...

“Father of Prop 8” coming to Minnesota in October

Archbishop-designate Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco will be headlining, "God's Plan for Marriage" at the Diocese of Duluth's 2012 Assembly in late-October, according to...

Senate attempt to repeal anti-gay amendment fails

An attempt to repeal an anti-gay marriage amendment failed in a Senate committee on Wednesday. Rep. Mary Jo McGuire of Falcon Heights attempted to...

Ellison asks Selective Service to be transgender-inclusive

In a letter on Wednesday, Rep. Keith Ellison called on the director of the Selective Service System to revise SSS policy to be inclusive...

‘Death rights’ bill for same-sex couples threatened by Pawlenty veto

A a bill that would give same-sex couples some rights at the time of death passed the Minnesota Legislature today, but Gov. Tim Pawlenty...

Odds and Ends: What would Jesus do if he voted in November?

The anti-gay marriage amendment continues to be the topic of conversation on Minnesota's editorial pages. And the Minnesota Twins will create an It Gets...

Minnesota’s Religious Right groups respond to marriage equality ruling

Anti-LGBT activists reacted predictably to the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Friday that said states cannot deny marriage rights to same-sex couples. Most called...

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...