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Minnesota Republicans Call Anti-Bullying Bill ’Fascism’

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
A week after the Minnesota State Senate approved an anti-bullying bill, the House also approved it, but not before local Republicans spent hours decrying it as "fascism" that could expose students to "filthy, perverted information."

Minn. Republicans Decline to Endorse Pro-Gay Marriage Rep.

Monday Mar 10, 2014
Republican delegates in Eden Prairie have declined to endorse state Rep. Jenifer Loon, one of four House Republicans who voted in favor of same-sex marriage.

Lawmakers Eye Higher Bar To Constitutional Changes

Monday Mar 3, 2014
Minnesota lawmakers who saw colleagues put several hot-button political issues on the statewide ballot in 2012 are now mulling proposals that would make it harder to do that again.

Minn. Gay Rights Groups Turn Attention To Bullying

By Patrick Condon | Sunday Mar 2, 2014
Long before gay rights activists in Minnesota launched a successful campaign to legalize same-sex marriage, they were aiming for another high-profile goal: a state law protecting children from school bullies.

GOP Endorses Rival of Minn. Gay Marriage Backer

Monday Feb 24, 2014
Wright County Republicans have endorsed Eric Lucero for the state House, bypassing David FitzSimmons after he voted to legalize gay marriage.

Second Student at Minn. School Targeted for Being Gay

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Feb 7, 2014
A Minnesota high school student has come forward this week, saying he has experienced anti-gay backlash for coming out -- shortly after another student at the same high school received death threats for coming out on Facebook.

Minn. Student Gets Death Threats After Coming Out on Facebook

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Feb 6, 2014
A high school student from Circle Pines, Minn., says he received a death threat Tuesday, six weeks after coming out on Facebook.

Bad News Bachmann! Minn. Could Be Next to Ban Conversion Therapy

By EDGE | Tuesday Jan 14, 2014
Bad news, Marcus Bachmann. A state representative introduced a bill Monday in the state legislature to ban gay conversion therapy in Minnesota. If passed, the gopher state will join California and New Jersey in banning the discredited practice.

Minn. Lawmakers Plan Renewed Anti-Bullying Push

Monday Jan 13, 2014
Minnesota lawmakers are expected to try again this year to strengthen a state law meant to prevent bullying in schools.

Minn. Catholic School Teacher Allegedly Fired After Coming Out

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Sep 12, 2013
Officials from a Catholic school in Minnesota allegedly fired a teacher after she came out as lesbian.