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Gov. Mark Dayton signs the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act into law on April 9, 2014.

Minn. governor signs LGBT-inclusive ‘Safe Schools’ anti-bullying bill into law

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
ST. PAUL -- Less than 24 hours after clearing the Minnesota state House, Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday signed Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act into law, a bill aimed at strengthening the state’s anti-bullying law. [ Read more → ]

Minn. state House passes anti-bullying measure; governor to sign bill today

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota House voted early Wednesday to pass a bill aimed at strengthening the state’s anti-bullying law, sending the measure to Gov. Mark Dayton to sign. [ Read more → ]
Jim Mone, APMinn. Gov. Mark Dayton signed the marriage equality bill into law on May 14. The law goes into effect at Midnight, August 1.

Gay weddings planned for midnight as marriage equality comes to Minn.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS -- Dozens of Minnesota gay couples made last-minute preparations Wednesday for midnight marriages, determined to exchange vows at the earliest possible moment under a new state law legalizing same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Gov. Mark Dayton

Minn. governor wary of Vikings cutting outspoken LGBT ally Chris Kluwe

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gov. Mark Dayton has joined the list of those wondering if the Minnesota Vikings cut veteran punter Chris Kluwe solely for performance purposes. [ Read more → ]
Scott Honour

Minn. gubernatorial hopeful says he’ll support civil unions, not gay marriage

Thursday, April 25, 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. — An Orono, Minn., businessman angling to be the next governor of Minnesota, says he supports civil unions for gay couples but wouldn't back same-sex marriage if faced with a bill legalizing it. [ Read more → ]
Branden Petersen

Minn. GOP senator hopes to convince colleagues to support same-sex marriage

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A Republican state senator who supports legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota said Wednesday that he hopes to convince GOP colleagues to join him in abandoning the party's traditional stand on the issue. [ Read more → ]

Minnesota governor calls for marriage equality legislation this year

Thursday, February 7, 2013
SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- In his annual State of the State address, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton on Wednesday called on state lawmakers to put forward legislation this year that would legalize same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Mark Dayton

Minnesota governor announces task force to address bullying in state’s schools

Thursday, December 1, 2011
ST. PAUL Minn. -- Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has announced he will name a 15-member task force to study the best methods used nationwide as state officials confront the problem of bullying in Minnesota's schools. [ Read more → ]
Mark Dayton

Minnesota governor gives anti-gay marriage amendment ‘symbolic’ veto

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
In a symbolic gesture, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday, vetoed a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]

Minnesota House committee votes to advance anti-gay marriage bill

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
A Minnesota state House committee on Wednesday narrowly voted to advance a bill calling for a statewide vote to amend the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Emmer (left) and Dayton

Emmer concedes Minnesota race; Dayton to be first Democratic Governor in 20 years

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Republican Tom Emmer, a staunch opponent of LGBT rights and same-sex marriage, has finally conceded defeat to Democrat Mark Dayton in Minnesota's governor race -- Dayton will become Minnesota's first Democratic governor in more than 20 years. [ Read more → ]
Tom Emmer

Target, Best Buy’s pick for MN governor won’t support anti-bullying legislation

Monday, October 11, 2010
The national debate over bullying entered the Minnesota governor's race Saturday during a televised debate in which Republican candidate Tom Emmer said that he would oppose legislation to combat school bullying against gay and lesbian young people. [ Read more → ]

Catholic bishops, NOM continue assault on gay marriage efforts in Minnesota

Saturday, September 18, 2010
Some of Minnesota’s Catholic bishops are preparing a push against the legalization of same-sex marriage in the final two months of the 2010 campaign season. [caption id="attachment_10673" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="Quinn"][/caption] While most Minnesota bishops have not yet made their plans public, Bishop John Quinn of... [ Read more → ]
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