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.
Kluwe Won't Shy Away From Suing Vikings If Necessary
January 16 2014 4:28 PM ET

WATCH: Chris Kluwe Will Sue Vikings If Necessary

Michelle Garcia

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says that if the internal investigation clears the management of any homophobia or an antigay locker room environment, he'll sue.

Kluwe: There Are Witnesses to Vikings Coach's Hostility
January 06 2014 4:07 PM ET

Kluwe: There Are Witnesses to Vikings Coach's Hostility

Michelle Garcia

Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe says there are witnesses who will back up his claims that special teams coach Mike Priefer used homophobic language among players.

Vikings Coach Denies Chris Kluwe's Accusations of Antigay Bigotry
January 03 2014 2:10 PM ET January 03 2014 7:50 PM ET

Vikings Coach Denies Accusations of Antigay Bigotry

Sunnivie Brydum

Mike Priefer and Minnesota Vikings execs both claim the special teams coach is not an antigay bigot and that Chris Kluwe was fired because of lackluster performance.

Antigay Archbishop Accused of Sexually Assaulting Minor
December 18 2013 3:22 PM ET

Antigay Archbishop Accused of Sexually Assaulting Minor

Daniel Reynolds

Archbishop John C. Nienstedt of Minneapolis has taken a leave of absence while authorities investigate allegations of inappropriate touching during a photo shoot.

Archbishop: Marriage Equality Was Satan's Creation
September 11 2013 2:55 PM ET

Archbishop: Marriage Equality Was Satan's Creation

Michelle Garcia

Not only same-sex marriage but gay sex, abortion, birth control, and pornography are all works of Satan, says one Catholic leader.

WATCH: Minnesota Presbyterians Ordain First Openly Gay Minister
August 26 2013 2:21 PM ET

WATCH: Minnesota Presbyterians Ordain First Openly Gay Minister

Sunnivie Brydum

Daniel Vigilante was ordained at a Minneapolis church on Saturday.

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