STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Notebook: Groups use gay marriage issue to raise campaign money
By Don Davis
Some say the gay marriage debate is behind Minnesotans, but it has a way of coming back again and again a year after Minnesotans voted to not ban same-sex marriage and four months after i... Posted on 11/25/13 at 9:03 AM
STAFF BLOG CITY STREET BEAT Grand Forks considering housing protections for gays
Little more than a week after passing protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation for Grand Forks city employees, another proposedlaw establishing similar safeguards for housing will ... Posted on 6/23/13 at 1:16 PM
PEACE GARDEN MAMA II faith & family fridays: 'bigot' becoming commonplace
They say sticks and stones might break your bones, but words won't hurt. I, however, beg to differ.
Words do hurt, and lately, I've being hearing one word in particular being flung around wildly in a... Posted on 5/23/13 at 11:21 PM
THE NEW FORTY Liberty and justice for all?
People are not born activists. Activists are created by circumstances. Circumstances that define our reality or circumstances that clarify the strength of our beliefs - circumstances that compel us to... Posted on 3/27/13 at 9:52 PM
MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE I'm a Believer -- So Are You
We disagree with one another a lot these days, but I think I've found three sentences we can all say, "Yes, that's true," to:
1) We are all born.
2) We all die.
3) In between, we operate each of ... Posted on 12/19/12 at 2:11 PM
Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva's comments on her country's law against gay "propaganda" seemed as unequivocal as the bar-clearing jump that won her the world championship: She supported the law and derided gays.
All eyes are on Grand Forks as it mulls becoming the first city in North Dakota to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The amendment shares the intent of a N.D. Senate antidiscrimination bill that failed in February.
Some U.S. religious leaders are cutting ties with the Boy Scouts of America, saying they will no longer permit local troops to meet at their churches in reaction to the group's decision to allow openly gay youth members.
It didn't take Jason Collins for Jallen Messersmith to come out as gay. Messersmith is a 6-foot-7 shot-blocking specialist from tiny Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. He also is believed to be the first openly gay active player in U.S. men's college basketball.
As protesters made one last stand, the Boy Scouts of America's leadership began a conference Wednesday that was expected to culminate in a long-anticipated vote on whether to allow openly gay Scouts — a decision that, either way, could deeply affect the organization's membership and funding.
A gunman used homophobic slurs before firing a fatal shot point-blank into a man's face on a Manhattan street alive with a weekend midnight crowd, a killing New York's police commissioner called an "anti-gay" hate crime.
Gay and lesbian teens who may feel uncomfortable attending their high schools' traditional prom have another option — an alternative prom in the St. Cloud area that's open to LGBT teens from across the state.
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