Perhaps you thought R.T. Rybak's efforts to lure gays from neighboring states weren't working?Allow us to introduce you to a local gay guy who will tell you otherwise. He calls himself "Second-Class Badger," and he has finally escaped Occupied Wisconsin and made it to the Free World of Minnesota."I ... More >>
Since Minnesota's marriage equality law went into effect, plenty of same-sex couples have joyously embraced it: 67 tied the knot at City Hall in the wee hours of Aug. 1, and even earlier, soon-to-be-newlyweds queued up in downtown Minneapolis on the first day gay couples could apply for marriage lic ... More >>
On August 1, the first day same-sex couples could legally marry in Minnesota, another provision of the marriage equality law went into effect: The state started recognizing out-of-state unions from places like Iowa, which had already been granting same-sex marriage licenses.For Dawn Tuckner, this me ... More >>
On the eve of August 1, 2013, Minneapolis City Hall transformed into a chapel of love.White flowers wrapped around the banisters on the rotunda's grand staircase. White chairs flanked the Father of Waters sculpture. Around 1,000 revelers crowded onto five floors, there to watch as, at 12:01 a.m., Ca ... More >>
The rejoicing that began at midnight at City Hall spread blissfully throughout the early morning hours, as the first of many same-sex couples were married in Minnesota. And those warm emotions spread all the way to Washington, as Rep. Keith Ellison celebrated marriage equality in Minnesota with a li ... More >>
When Minnesota same-sex couples start getting married on August 1, they'll have the same status on the federal level as all other couples. As reported by SCOTUSblog, the Supreme Court ruled 5 - 4 today that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which federally defines marriage as the union of one man ... More >>
GLBT couples around Minnesota race to plan August weddings
On Thursday morning, Alex Schmit and Zeke Rice walked into the service center in the basement of the Hennepin County Government Center and applied for a marriage license. They had waited 13 years to do so."We don't feel like we're rushing into anything," Rice laughs. "It's the kind of thing we never ... More >>
Same-sex couples in Minneapolis looking to be among the first in the state to legally wed will be able to hold their ceremonies on Aug. 1, the day the gay marriage law goes into effect. SEE ALSO: COVER: A history of gay marriage in Minnesota Dayton signs gay marriage bill into law
In the wake of love becoming the law in Minnesota, the city of St. Paul quickly overhauled its I Do St. Paul website to make it gay friendly.SEE ALSO: Mary Franson wonders whether marriage equality extends to polygamy"With the passing of the Freedom to Marry act, Saint Paul is now strongly positione ... More >>
The Williams Institute, a think tank at UCLA's law school, is trying to quantify the impact of same-sex marriage in terms that everyone can understand: Money. According to the institute's latest study, a marriage equality law would give Minnesota's economy a lift to the tune of $45 million in the fi ... More >>
The NFL is quickly becoming an important forum in the gay marriage debate.SEE ALSO:-- Chris Kluwe wants to debate Mary Franson-- Chris Kluwe to Emmett Burns: Gay marriage "won't magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster"On one side of the issue, of course, are Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and Rave ... More >>
In Minnesota's battle over the marriage rights of same-sex couples, there's hardly been a group more venomously in favor of a constitutional ban than the Catholics. In fact, they started lobbying for this amendment long before Minnesota was even a state. See Also: Minnesota marriage amendment suppo ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Minnesota for Marriage decries straight couple divorce in making anti-gay marriage case [VIDEO]-- MN for Marriage, anti-gay marriage group, says it 'continues to stand strong against intolerance'-- MN Marriage amendment: Majority support one man-one woman definition, says new survey In t ... More >>
Just after 11:30 in the morning on July 10, Ashanti Watson, 20, and his boyfriend, 22, were walking down the street near 36th Avenue North and Girard Avenue when a group of strangers started harassing them."They didn't like how we were walking and said some smart remarks," Ashanti told City Pages, a ... More >>
Today, President Obama made clear that he does not support a proposal that would enshrine a gay marriage ban in Minnesota's constitution.Kristen Sosanie, spokeswoman for Obama's Minnesota campaign, said today in a statement: "While the President does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in ev ... More >>
Next November, Minnesota will put on its most heterosexual clothing and head to the voting booths to finally vote down gay marriage in a state that already doesn't allow it.But! Oh no! Gay Minnesotans have found a loophole that is already devastating the sanctity of blah blah blah: Just dr ... More >>
The person wearing this shirt is now 50 percent more gay.Minneapolist-St. Paul might rate as the gayest metro area in the country in acceptance and lifestyle, but that doesn't mean much if there aren't actually gay couples enjoying the gay-friendliness. Turns out, there are. Minnesota's number of ... More >>
It's official! People in Iowa can now legally get gay married. All of those warnings of the gathering gay storm will hit the state today as same-sex couples can officially apply for marriage licenses.
If the midwest can embrace gay marriage, the rest of the nation won't be far behind.
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