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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.

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

5:18 PM

A third-party candidate, now deceased, had said Republicans recruited him to draw votes away from Craig, but she won reelection anyway.

November 05 2020 2:57 PM

Adam C. Weeks, who was running against U.S. Rep. Angie Craig, died in September, but a voice mail has emerged in which he said Republicans asked him to be a spoiler.

October 28 2020 4:34 PM

Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, who once sent a child of his to Marcus Bachmann's clinic, made the claims to a televangelist.

January 16 2020 5:42 PM

Jason Lewis, who also complained about not being able to call women sluts, wants to be U.S. senator from Minnesota.

August 22 2019 6:07 PM

Dan Hall was instrumental in defeating a conversion therapy ban in the state.

June 27 2019 3:03 PM