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.

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. 

August 10 2016 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

Two days after the fatal shooting by police of a black man in Louisiana, a cop in a St. Paul, Minn. suburb shot Philando Castile to death when he reached for his wallet.

July 07 2016 4:30 PM

Outrage over a Black Lives Matter protest halting a Toronto Pride parade came just days before the shootings have left the nation shocked again.

July 07 2016 2:26 PM

LGBT celebrities remember Prince Rogers Nelson as the greatest performer of a generation. 

April 22 2016 12:56 PM
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