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The Long Road To Same-Sex Marriage Commemorated In Bronze

Mayor Hodges Unveils Plaque

“People can forget what it took. I hope that it will be a good reminder.” —Rep. Karen Clark who authored the law legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota talking about a bronze plaque unveiled at Minneapolis City Hall. Continue Reading →

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Freedom At Midnight: After Years of Struggle, Same-Sex Marriage Arrives in Minnesota

Finally a Family in the Eyes of the Law: Margaret Miles and Cathy ten Broeke celebrate their new marriage with son, Louie. Photo for The UpTake by Judy Griesedieck

Weddings often begin after the appointed time, but this one was almost too early: If Margaret Miles and Cathy ten Broeke pledged their troth before the big clock on the Minneapolis City Hall tower struck Midnight, it wouldn’t count. Continue Reading →

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FREE AT LAST: Same-Sex Marriage Celebrations Rock St. Paul, Not To Mention Church & State

Dancers from the Minnesota Renaissance Festival brought a rainbow's worth of Isis wings to Tuesday's celebration of the new same-sex marriage law at the State Capitol. Click on the dancers to see video of the celebration that followed the signing ceremony.

The Three Amigos: Church, Military, State. With scorching sermons from the pulpit, with speeches of denunciation on the floors of the Legislature, with the arbitrary and cruel ending of careers and removals from the ranks — the great powers of our society strove for decades to keep Tuesday’s ceremony and celebration from happening. Continue Reading →

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MN “Restriction” Amendments Defeated

A couple hugged for joy at the defeat of the marriage restriction amendment. Click photo to watch videos.

Two proposed Minnesota constitutional amendments aimed at boosting the Republican turnout backfired horribly on Tuesday night. Not only did they both lose, but they may have inspired a large Democratic turnout that swept Republicans out of power in both chambers of the legislature.
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Did GOP Caucus Order Members to Remain Silent During Same-Sex Marriage Debate?

Senator Scott Dibble talks about how an anti-gay constitutional amendment will hurt him and his husband.

Senator Scott Dibble (DFL) said today be believed that Republican Senators’ and Representatives’ decision to remain silent during contentious debates over a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage came as a direct order from the GOP Caucus — led by State Chair Tony Sutton and Deputy Chair Michael Brodkorb. Continue Reading →

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