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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.

Erin Maye Quade spoke at the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party's convention less than 24 hours before giving birth to her first child.

April 27 2022 1:55 PM

“There aren’t two sides to human rights,” one Becker Public Schools staffer said, calling the presentation “garbage.”

March 16 2022 2:30 PM

Hundreds in Hastings, Minn., showed their support for the child and LGBTQ+ youth in general at a rally Saturday.

December 07 2021 6:06 PM

Mary Kay Thomas of Marshall, Minn., says she was removed from her position for supporting the LGBTQ+ community.

December 03 2021 3:05 PM

Gov. Tim Walz's order will prevent state agencies and private insurers from paying for such therapy for minors and vulnerable adults.

July 15 2021 3:25 PM

Sven Sundgaard claims the news station discriminated against him because he is gay and Jewish.

April 27 2021 3:56 PM

A young transgender man had sued Minnesota's Anoka-Hennepin School District for discrimination.

March 23 2021 5:18 PM