Tag Archives: Minnesota

Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “Marriage equality continues to spread, with major milestones this week that span from the Great Lakes region to the Mid-Atlantic. Plus, New Zealand becomes the 13th country to legalize the freedom to marry, and international progress continues from Colombia to Vietnam.”

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REPORT: Crazy Eyes’ Former Chief Of Staff To Snitch On Her Presidental Campaign

Michele Bachmann’s former chief of staff is reportedly about corroborate claims that her presidential campaign made illegal payments to its Minnesota chairman. Having maintained a public silence so far, Andy Parrish referred questions Wednesday to his attorney, John Gil­more, who said his client will corroborate allegations from another former Bachmann aide, Peter Waldron. Waldron, a Florida pastor, claims that the …

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Minnesota Marriage Lobby Day

Hundreds braved the rain and sleet in Minnesota today to appear at the state capitol building to lobby for same-sex marriage.  Compare that with NOM’s tens of supporters just days ago.  (Via JMG readers BK and Cosmas)

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Full-Page Marriage Ad In MN Papers

(Via JMG reader Eric)

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MINNESOTA: Tens Attend Anti-Gay Rally Organized By NOM-Affiliated Group

(Tipped by JMG reader Rick)

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MN House Committee PASSES Marriage

Marriage Equality also passed in the state Senate Judiciary Committee just hours ago by a vote of 5-3.  The bill now goes before both full chambers. Zoom, zoom, zoom!

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Marriage Passes In MN Senate Committee

After ugly testimony from all the usual horrible people, the Minnesota Senate Judiciary Committee just PASSED marriage equality by a vote of 5-3.  On to the full Senate! Zoom, zoom, zoom!

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LIVE: Minnesota Senate Marriage Hearing

Many of the same loathsome creatures who testified this morning before the Minnesota House are now lining up to speak before the state Senate Judiciary Committee. Watch it live.

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Minnesota House: Homocon Robert Oscar Lopez Testifies Against Own People

Robert Oscar Lopez is one of the three homocons who filed an anti-gay Supreme Court brief against marriage equality. Today he traveled to Minnesota to once again commit a moral crime against his own family. (Clip by JMG reader Jim) UPDATE: At this writing Lopez is now testifying before the state Senate, where he just declared himself to be “the …

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Minnesota House: Former GOP State Rep Regrets Previous Vote Against Marriage

Former Minnesota GOP state Rep. Lynne Osterman choked up today as she recounted her enormous regret at having voted for a state version of DOMA during her one term. “I blew my vote. And I’m imploring you, please get this right!” (Clip by JMG reader Jim)

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Minnesota House: “Concerned Citizen” Delivers Lesson On Anal Sodomy & AIDS

(Clip by JMG reader Jim)

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At The Minnesota House

Clip description: Representative Glenn Gruenhagen introduces a friend of his on the House floor as someone who used to be involved in the gay lifestyle and now has three children. Gruenhagen has come under increasing fire for his assertion that homosexuality is a mental illness. A few minutes later House Speaker Paul Thissen announces that members can non longer use …

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LIVE: Minnesota House Marriage Hearing

The Minnesota House Committee on Civil Law is hearing testimony on the proposed marriage equality bill today.  Watch it live.  Homocon asshat Doug Mainwaring, who filed a SCOTUS brief against his own people, just testified.

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12 States Working On Marriage

Marriage Equality USA’s Ned Flaherty makes some bold predictions today at Policy Mic: The next 12 states where legalization is underway are known, and the order in which they’re finishing is now predictable. By the end of 2014, these next 12 states will join the 10 other jurisdictions that already have full marriage equality: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Iowa, Maine, …

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TOMORROW: Both MN Chambers To Debate Marriage In Committee

Minnesota’s marriage equality bill begins its official run tomorrow. House and Senate committees will hear bills overturning a state law outlawing gay marriage. With heavy liberal Democratic membership on the two committees, the concept has the best chance to pass ever. Those two committee hearings, which are to end with votes on the proposal, are the only two planned at …

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Seen At The Minnesota Capitol

The above was seen yesterday at an anti-gay demonstration inside the Minnesota Capitol Building.  Jeremy Hooper notes that another banner read: “The legalization of homosexuality induce [SIC] children to homosexuality.”

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MINNESOTA: Kid Steals The Show At Marriage Equality Press Conference

Start the clip at 15:00 (Via Queerty)

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MN Marriage Bill Introduced

Openly gay Minnesota state Sen. Scott Dibble today introduced his marriage equality bill. The full text of the bill is here. “This is a day that Minnesotans should be very proud of,” said Sen. Scott Dibble, a Minneapolis Democrat who is a chief sponsor of the bill. “Our challenge in coming weeks is that we really have this discussion with …

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Quote Of The Day: Brenden Petersen

“Regardless of the amount, whether it’s $500,000 or $50 million, my vote is not going to bought either way. I’m going to do what’s right. If they want to throw away $500,000, then that’s their decision.” – GOP Minnesota Sen. Brenden Petersen, responding to yesterday’s threat by NOM’s Brian Brown, who has vowed to unseat any Republican who supports marriage …

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MINNESOTA: NOM Pledges $500K Towards Defeat Of Pro-Gay Republicans

“Republicans like Branden Petersen don’t realize that not only is voting to redefine marriage a terrible policy, it is also a career-ending vote for a Republican. NOM will do everything in our power to defeat any Republican who votes in favor of same-sex marriage. Legislators need look no further than what happened to GOP Senators in New York. Four of …

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