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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.

Witnesses say the man “squared up” with one employee and threatened to kill another.

December 01 2022 10:38 AM

They represent more significant firsts for the LGBTQ+ community.

November 10 2022 8:24 AM

The Minnesota Republican is running against the first out LGBTQ+ member of Congress from Minnesota, and this isn't his first time embeleshing his military experience.

October 05 2022 12:30 PM

A Black gay man stands to become Connecticut's treasurer, while Black and transgender women had breakthroughs in Minnesota.

August 10 2022 6:02 PM

The cancelation seems to be related to Dave Chappelle's anti-trans material. 

July 22 2022 10:24 AM

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
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