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
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
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
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 it became legal.
“Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you Arnold and Matthew, partners for life.” And with that, what is believed to be the first gay marriage on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation was complete as longtime partners Arnold Dahl and Matthew Wooley were wed Friday afternoon by Judge Paul Day, chief judge of Leech Lake Tribal Court.
The Hawaii Senate gave final legislative approval on Tuesday to a bill extending marriage rights to same-sex couples in a state long popular as a wedding and honeymoon destination and regarded as a pioneer in advancing the cause of gay matrimony.
Andrea Kieffer, the House lawmaker from Woodbury who retained her seat in 2012 against a statewide DFL tidal wave, then broke Republican Party ranks with her support of legalizing gay marriage, will not seek a third term.
Pennsylvania and New Jersey are on tracks that could lead to the Northeast being the first full region in the country to legalize gay marriage — but the routes are hardly parallel and the horsepower anything but equal.
Same-sex marriages can begin within days in New Jersey after the state's highest court ruled unanimously Friday to uphold an order that they must start Monday and to deny a delay that had been sought by Gov. Chris Christie's administration.
North Dakota now has a tax form for married same-sex couples, and it’s precisely because the state doesn’t recognize such marriages. The federal IRS had announced in August that it would allow same-sex couples to file as a married couple if they were married in a state that allows it.
Both sides make excellent points in the dispute over whether Grand Forks should ban discrimination in housing based on sexual orientation.
But in the past few years, two landmark events have tipped the balance toward the side that favors the ban.
Calling their hometown a "Second City in human rights," the mayor of Minneapolis told Chicago gays and lesbians during a visit Thursday that they should consider holding their marriages in his city rather than continue waiting for Illinois to legalize them.
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