Department of Human Rights

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Minnesota Family Council decries settlement forcing Little Falls business to host gay wedding

    Cole Frey and his fiance, Adam Block, wanted to have their wedding at LeBlanc's Rice Creek Hunting and Recreation in Little Falls. But when the business owner found out the wedding involved two dudes, they told the couple to look elsewhere.Frey and Block informed officials in the state's Department ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Steve Horner vs. Chad Hartman on WCCO radio today

    Horner gets a chance to defend himself.​Steve Horner doesn't think Chad Hartman gave him a fair shake. On his WCCO-830 radio show two weeks ago, Hartman devoted a segment to heckling Horner's plans to sue Minnesota's Department of Human Rights for rejecting his latest ladies' night complaint ... More >>

  • News

    November 17, 2010

    Steve Horner sues to stop ladies' night

    Horner's been on a quest to criminalize ladies' night for 20 years

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Steve Horner: My brother's nuts, but I'd vote for him anyway

    Brotherly love reigns.​Steve Horner hasn't exactly been the ideal brother to his gubernatorial-hopeful sibling, Tom Horner, during the past few months. First there was Steve's anti-ladies' night crusade. He filed complaints against five bars in the Twin Cities earlier this year for discrimin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Steve Horner's Top 5 Best Quotes

    Steve Horner will tell you just what's on his mind. Even if he probably shouldn't.​There's something to be said about a guy with no filter. That's Steve Horner, brother of the Independence Party-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner. While Tom has made headlines with his political ambiti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Tom Horner's brother Steve goes 'Black Sheep' in letter to the editor

    Christmas at the Horners must be a blast.​Independence Party-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner can't happy about the attention his brother, Steve Horner, is getting from the media. First there was the anti-Ladies' Night campaign, during which a years-old Daily Show segment surfaced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Teachers accused of gay slurs against student on leave, won't start school year

    The two Anoka-Hennepin teachers accused of using gay slurs against a student based on his perceived sexuality are on leave and won't start the school year.

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    MOA shopping while black?

    A man sues the Mall of America for discrimination after security guards hounded him for "suspicious" behavior i.e. sitting on a bench, drinking a mocha, and waiting for his lunch date.

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2008

    Tibetan Freedom Torch Relay

    The Tibetan Freedom Torch was launched in Olympia, Greece on Mar ... More >>

  • News

    January 25, 2006

    A Screw Loose

    Judge denies unemployment benefits to Northwest mechanics

  • News

    May 19, 2004

    Department of the Living Dead

    Why is the city's civil rights office such a chronic mess?

  • News

    July 10, 2002
  • News

    May 30, 2001
  • News

    January 26, 2000

    Rank Discord

    The cops are reluctant to talk about it. City officials flatly refuse. Who pushed the "mute" button on the most explosive affirmative-action lawsuit Minneapolis has seen in decades?

  • News

    November 11, 1998
  • Feature

    September 1, 1998
  • News

    September 24, 1997

    The Good Ol' Miners Club

    A harassment suit filed by the first women to work in northern Minnesota's taconite mines set a precedent for suits over hostile work environments. But nearly 16 years after they went to court, the plaintiffs still haven't recouped a penny.

  • News

    June 18, 1997

    The Crude Guy Defense

    The state Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether vulgar language alone can constitute sexual harassment