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North Carolina Senate passes repeal of transgender bathroom law
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October 20, 2012
Letter: Preserve the people's will
For nearly 100 years the Boston Catholic Charities has helped thousands of families with adoptions. Many of these involved special needs or hard-to-place children. However, in 2004 the Massachusetts Supreme Court ordered homosexual marriage. In order to comply with state law, Catholic...
October 20, 2012 - 12:00am
September 18, 2012
Group against gay marriage amendment airs first ad
MINNEAPOLIS -- The campaign to defeat the constitutional gay marriage ban on November's ballot is airing its first TV commercial featuring a...
September 18, 2012 - 8:18am
Letter: Marriage means marriage
To those who oppose the marriage amendment: Has it ever occurred to you that many who support the amendment support it because to them "marriage" has always meant the union of a man and a woman? Should black be diluted to mean black as well as yellow? Should Chevrolet Impala be corrupted...
September 18, 2012 - 12:00am
May 12, 2012
Many blacks shrug off Obama's new view on gays
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) -- Like many black Americans, Dorsey Jackson does not believe in gay marriage, but he wasn't disillusioned when Barack Obama became the first president to support it.
May 12, 2012 - 1:47am
March 30, 2012
Same-sex marriage debate is beginning to expand in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Advocates on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate say they are making progress and will continue to reach out to Minnesotan...
March 30, 2012 - 12:00am
February 24, 2012
Cartoon by Clay Jones
February 24, 2012 - 12:00am
June 10, 2011
Letter: Gay marriage isn't God's plan
The recent letter titled "The right to love" caused me to reread the marriage amendment passed by both the House and Senate. The good news for the writer is that nothing in the amendment prevents anyone from loving whoever they choose. The bad news, at least for advocates of so-called...
June 10, 2011 - 12:00am
May 22, 2011
Legislature sends anti-gay marriage amendment to 2012 election
ST. PAUL -- An 18-month campaign about gay marriage began moments after the Minnesota House approved a constitutional amendment on the issue late Saturday. And if the five-hour House debate is any indication, Minnesotans are in for 18 months of emotional and hard-fought campaigning....
May 22, 2011 - 7:31am
May 21, 2011
Minn. House somber, emotional in gay marriage debate tonight
ST. PAUL -- Voices broke with emotion tonight as Minnesota representatives engaged a quiet and serious debate over gay marriage. "We are going to plunge Minnesota in a deeply divisive fight over who and how we love," Rep. Erin Murphy, DFL-St. Paul, said about the proposed constitutional...
May 21, 2011 - 7:48pm
May 11, 2011
Minn. Senate votes to put gay marriage question on ballot
ST. PAUL - Minnesota Republican senators do not want their state to become another Iowa. Two years ago, Supreme Court justices in the state to the south unanimously overturned a law defining marriage as between one man and one woman, much like a law on Minnesota books. Minnesota...
May 11, 2011 - 3:49pm
April 22, 2011
A change of heart for former coach leads to advocacy for the LGBT community
MONTEVIDEO -- Denny Smith was a table-pounding teacher and coach in the mode of Vince Lombardi while with the Montevideo Schools from 1973 to...
April 22, 2011 - 10:00am
April 14, 2011
Dayton to address gay rights rally at Capitol
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will speak to the state's biggest annual gathering of gay rights activists at the state Capitol. OutFront Minnesota is the state's leading gay-rights group. On Thursday it holds its annual Rally for Equality at noon on the front lawn of...
April 14, 2011 - 9:15am
March 16, 2011
Gay marriage rallies reignite issue in Iowa
DES MOINES - Supporters and opponents of a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage lobbied lawmakers, rallied on the Capitol steps and reignited the debate over who should be allowed to marry in Iowa. Senate Majority Leader Michael Gronstal, D-Council Bluffs, has promised...
March 16, 2011 - 11:09am
January 22, 2011
Letter: Gays don't belong in military
This is a rebuttal to the Dec 21, 2010, "U.S. Marine commandant should go as he is out of line"' by national columnist Richard Cohen. When I consider the history of bloody sacrifice of themselves Marines have made for this nation, I find it hard to believe how anyone could have the...
January 22, 2011 - 9:00am
December 17, 2010
A matter of faith might ultimately split rural parishes
ROCK VALLE -- A matter of faith is splitting the congregations of some Lutheran churches affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Ch-urch in...
December 17, 2010 - 12:00am