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Gay couples ready for married rights

May 16, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesota’s gay community never has known such joy.
That joy showed Tuesday night as American and rainbow flags flew in front of the state Capitol when Minnesota became the 12th state to embrace same-sex marriage. Continue Reading

Gay marriage issue should not be a priority, say rally goers

March 12, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Republicans call gay marriage a distraction from important duties legislators face, such as passing a state budget.
On Thursday, Republican legislators packed a stage during a rally supporting traditional marriage between a man and a woman. Continue Reading

Gay marriage debate revisits Capitol

February 28, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Those on opposite sides of the same-sex marriage debate use the same argument: It is about families.
Both camps made their case Wednesday as Minnesota lawmakers released a proposal that would allow gay couples to wed. Continue Reading

Boy Scouts of America reaffirm ban on gays

July 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune

NEW YORK (AP) — After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, ruling out any changes despite relentless protest campaigns by some critics. Continue Reading

Boy Scouts of America reaffirm ban on gays

July 17, 2012 in West Central Tribune

NEW YORK (AP) — After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, ruling out any changes despite relentless protest campaigns by some critics. Continue Reading

Minnesota to test Obama influence on gay marriage

May 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Voters in Minnesota will test the political impact of President Barack Obama’s support for gay marriage this fall, when they decide whether to ban gay marriage in the state Constitution.
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Obama signs law repealing ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

December 22, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON President Obama signed a new law Wednesday that will allow gays for the first time to serve openly in the U.S. military and urged those kicked out under the old law to re-enlist.
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Gays see repeal as a civil rights milestone

December 19, 2010 in West Central Tribune

NEW YORK Allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the U.S. military is a step toward equality, advocates say, but a fight for other social changes such as gay marriage still lies ahead.
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‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ to end

December 18, 2010 in INFORUM

Senate votes to repeal ban on openly gay troops serving in military
WASHINGTON In a historic vote for gay rights, the Senate agreed on Saturday to do away with the military’s 17-year ban on openly gay troops and sent President Barack Obama legislation to overturn the Clinton-era policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.” Continue Reading

Senate votes to overturn military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy on gays

December 18, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

In a landmark for gay rights, the U.S. Senate today voted to let gays serve openly in the military, giving President Barack Obama the chance to fulfill a campaign promise and repeal the 17-year policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
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