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In allowing same-sex marriage, Minnesota joins worldwide movement

August 1, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

On Aug.1, it became legal in Lake County for same-sex couples to marry. In fact, if you go to the courthouse in Two Harbors to apply for a marriage license, the form now asks for the names of “First Applicant” and “Second Applicant” instead of “Bride” and “Groom.” Continue Reading

Unisex marriage applications in the works

July 16, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The end of the rainbow is on the horizon. In two weeks same-sex couples across Minnesota can legally submit marriage applications. While approximately one-quarter of Minnesota’s 87 counties already have forms on-hand, people will have to wait until August 1 to pick up an application at the Douglas County Courthouse. Continue Reading

Supporters in North Dakota welcome high court ruling

June 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO A U.S. Supreme Court decision Wednesday extending federal benefits and protections to married same-sex couples was well-received by proponents here, though it will have no direct implication in North Dakota and other states that ban gay marriage. Continue Reading

Gay marriage ruling boosts benefits; confusion expected

June 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday forcing the federal government to recognize same-sex marriage in states where it is legal will open up new benefits to thousands of gay couples, but confusion may reign in states that do not allow gay marriage. Continue Reading

Some Minnesota pastors say decision still to come on same-sex marriage ceremonies

May 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MOORHEAD, Minn. The Rev. Mark Asleson knows it’s just a matter of time before a gay or lesbian couple in his congregation asks if he’ll marry them at his parish, Dilworth Lutheran Church. Continue Reading

Border may mean imperfect union for Minnesota gay newlyweds

May 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MOORHEAD, Minn. Celeste Carlson started scouting houses here months before she and her partner of six-plus years knew for sure their marriage would become legal in Minnesota. Continue Reading

Minnesota gay couples ready for married rights

May 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. 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. Minnesota gays and their supporters could not contain their enthusiasm during a 45-minute ceremony featuring Gov. Mark Dayton signing the historic legislation. Continue Reading

Same-sex marriage opponents, supporters pack Capitol

May 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. Hundreds of people on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate stood side by side throughout the Minnesota Capitol waiting for the House’s decision Thursday. Continue Reading

Senate, governor last two gay marriage steps

May 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota is a Senate vote and a governor’s signature away from becoming the 12th state to allow gay marriage. Same-sex marriage supporters are optimistic because the House was regarded as the biggest hurdle. After the bill passed the House surprisingly easily 75-59, they were euphoric. Continue Reading

Same-sex marriage moves to full Minn. Senate

March 12, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Minnesota Senate committee voted 5-3 today to move forward with a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota.
“This is about family,” bill author Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, said. “We are not redefining anything.” Continue Reading