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

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

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

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
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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. [...]

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

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
[cap]Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed his state's marriage equality bill into law on May 14, 2013. The law went into effect at Midnight, August 1, 2013. (Jim Mone, AP)
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. [...]

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

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Gov. Mark Dayton
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. [...]

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

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Scott Honour
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. [...]

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

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Branden Petersen
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. [...]

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Minnesota governor calls for marriage equality legislation this year

Thursday, February 7, 2013
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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. [...]

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

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Mark Dayton
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. [...]

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

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

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Minnesota House committee votes to advance anti-gay marriage bill

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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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. [...]

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