Minnesota

News from within the borders of Minnesota, the first Midwestern state to vote down a constitutional gay marriage ban in 2012. Democratic Governor Mark Dayton signd the bill into law in May, which then took effect in August of 2013. Learn more about past and present obstacles toward achieving equality in Minnesota, including hate crimes law, transgender rights, adoption, and other rights denied to same-sex couples and LGBT people. We stay on top of developments so that you can stay informed about this issue.

Carl and Angel Larsen want to make wedding videos, but only for straight couples, and claim Minnesota's LGBT protections stand in their way and violate their religious beliefs.

December 09 2016 8:30 AM

A Ku Klux Klan chapter plans a victory rally in North Carolina, while racial incidents are reported at schools in Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania.

9:14 PM

In the second part of an election series, we profile lesbian Angie Craig, who is battling a race-baiting shock jock to represent Minnesota's Second Congressional District.

November 01 2016 1:21 PM

The names of the man killed or the officer involved have not been released. The country is still reeling after a string of police shootings.

August 14 2016 11:51 AM

Retired librarian Mary Knowlton died after a Punta Gorda, Fla. police officer shot her with live ammunition, not blanks, inside the police headquarters. 

12:37 PM

When will America admit police brutality is a problem? 

July 08 2016 6:58 PM

Gov. Dayton came face to face with the woman whose boyfriend was shot and killed by police as he reached for his wallet. 

July 07 2016 6:26 PM
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