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Legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota took a key step forward Tuesday but faces many hurdles to approval. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-3 to send the proposal to the full Senate, and the House Civil Law Committee voted 10-7 to put it before the House.
Wednesday, March, 13, 2013 - Forum News Service - News
Votes in House and Senate committees were expected later in the day, but final legislative action could be months away as lawmakers deal with the state budget first.
Tuesday, March, 12, 2013 - Associated Press - News
There’s no denying the momentum building since November, when an amendment was defeated that would have constitutionally — and pretty much permanently — banned gay marriage in Minnesota and when DFLers were swept into control of both the state House and Senate, joining a DFL governor.
Tuesday, March, 12, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
Nine of the 17 members of the House Civil Law Committee told the Associated Press that they would be voting for the legislation that repeals the state law defining marriage as between opposite-sex couples only.
Thursday, March, 07, 2013 - Associated Press - News
ST. PAUL — Those on opposite sides of the same-sex marriage debate use the same argument: It is about families.
Thursday, February, 28, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - News
ST. PAUL — Three mothers of gay men joined hundreds of others in the Capitol on Thursday with one goal.
Friday, February, 15, 2013 - Forum News Service - News
Republicans see Minnesota in a different state than Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton presented Wednesday night in his third State of the State speech.
Thursday, February, 07, 2013 - Forum News Service - News
The situation regarding mental illness today is about where acceptance of gays and lesbians was two decades ago. Most Americans are ignorant of the nature and scope of mental illness, which allows the unfair stigma to continue for those suffering such illness.
Sunday, January, 20, 2013 - For the Budgeteer News - Budgeteer
Money will dominate conversation as Minnesota legislators begin their 2013 session at noon today.
Tuesday, January, 08, 2013 - State Capitol Bureau - News
The Minnesota Legislature goes back to work Tuesday with the DFL in control of the House, Senate and governor’s office for the first time in more than 20 years.
Sunday, January, 06, 2013 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
The horrific massacre of 26 children and staff at a Connecticut elementary school, along with other mass shootings, was the top news story of 2012, narrowly edging out the U.S. election, according to the Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors.
Sunday, December, 30, 2012 - Associated Press - News
More than a month after Minnesota became the first state to defeat a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, some Catholics say it’s time to acknowledge how divisive that effort was within the church.
Saturday, December, 15, 2012 - MPR.org/100.5 FM - News
Democrats will regain the majority in the Minnesota House and Senate and retain the governor’s office in the 2013 legislative session, but they said Monday they don’t plan to overreach.
Tuesday, December, 11, 2012 - Forum Communications - News
The Supreme Court is taking a potentially historic look at same-sex marriage by agreeing to hear two cases that challenge governments' different treatment of gay Americans.
Saturday, December, 08, 2012 - Associated Press - News
The crowds of happy people lighting joints under Seattle's Space Needle early Thursday morning with nary a police officer in sight bespoke the new reality: Marijuana is legal under Washington state law.
Thursday, December, 06, 2012 - Associated Press - News
Sunday, December, 02, 2012 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
This fall, Minnesotans were asked to vote “no” on a marriage amendment so, as some said, the “conversation about same-sex marriage” could continue.
Thursday, November, 29, 2012 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled a closed-door conference for Friday to review cases that seek to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act overwhelmingly approved by Congress and signed by President Clinton.
Monday, November, 26, 2012 - Associated Press - News
The recent elections marked a milestone along the road to equality for gays and lesbians.
Sunday, November, 25, 2012 - Duluth News Tribune - Opinion
Ah, Thanksgiving. A little turkey, maybe apple pie with ice cream, some football on TV. Getting together with the cousins. Togetherness. On second thought: Scratch that. What were we thinking? This was an election year.
Thursday, November, 22, 2012 - Associated Press - News