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 5/24/13 at 12:21 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Minnesota gays' joy overflows
By Don Davis
Minnesotas gay community never has known such joy.
That joy showed Tuesday night as American and rainbow flags flew in front of the state Capitol when Minnesota became the 12th state to ... Posted on 5/14/13 at 8:02 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 3:11 PM
Planning a party for thousands of people would be a challenge under the best of circumstances. Now imagine trying to pull off such a gathering without knowing what day it should happen or if there even will be cause for celebration. Such are the circumstances for same-sex marriage supporters as they await a U.S. Supreme Court decision that will determine whether California's voter-enacted ban on gay marriages lives or dies.
The fact that Minnesota is moving swiftly to afford gay and lesbian couples the right to marry and that the state is also forward in guaranteeing other forms of human rights is a reminder of how backward North Dakota is.
On Thursday, marriage licenses allowing gay couples to wed were legally made available in three Twin Cities area counties. The push to make marriage licenses available to gay couples is variable among Bemidji’s surrounding counties.
Ramsey County Public Health plans to start accepting marriage-license applications from same-sex couples this week. A revised application will be available on the vital records web page and at the office in St. Paul starting at 8 a.m. Thursday.
A common principle of a free society is that the government should stay out of a person’s bedroom. After all, what happens behind those doors is not a governmental interest, and true freedom requires that any person be free of governmental interference in that regard.
People who process marriage license applications in Polk County anticipate little change due to Minnesota legalizing same-sex marriage. Michelle Cote, director of property records at the Polk County Government Center in Crookston, said she had received no inquiries about the law change by mid-day Tuesday.
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