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Minnesota is the 32nd U.S. state, admitted to the Union on May 11, 1858. Its most populous city is Minneapolis, and the state capitol is located in St. Paul.

LGBT Rights in Minnesota: Same-sex marriage became legal in Minnesota on August 1, 2013, after a bill approved in the Legislature was signed by Gov. Mark Dayton on May 14, 2013. Six months earlier, voters rejected a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. State laws outlaw discrimination on the basis of a person's sexual orientation and/or gender identity in housing, insurance, goods and services, contracts, health benefits, hospital visitation rights, and employment. Minnesota's hate crimes law includes protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. State law allows single LGBT people to petition to adopt children, and there is no specific prohibition against joint same-sex couple adoption petitions or step-parent petitions for same-sex couples.

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Minnesota high school sports league approves transgender athlete policy

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Minnesota State High School League legal counsel, Kevin Beck, second from left, and Patrick Kelly, left, confer during a meeting at the headquarters of the Minnesota State High School League in Brooklyn Center, Minn. on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. -- Minnesota's high school sports league passed a set of guidelines for transgender student-athletes on Thursday, bringing months of fevered debate to a close. Dozens of supporters and proponents packed the Minnesota Sports High School League's boardroom, hoping for one last chance to sway members ... [...]

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Minnesota high school sports league to vote on transgender athlete policy

Thursday, December 4, 2014
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota’s high school sports league will soon vote on new guidelines for transgender students to participate in sports. The Minnesota State High School League is expected to vote Thursday morning on the controversial policy. An avalanche of strong reaction from both sides delayed a vote on [...]

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Man sentenced to 6 months for shooting couple with BB gun outside gay bar

Friday, November 28, 2014
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MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota man who harassed customers outside a popular Minneapolis gay bar in September, and after yelling gay slurs, pulled out a CO2 powered BB gun and shot at a same-sex couple, has been sentenced to six months in the Hennepin County adult detention center. [...]

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Marcus Bachmann defends ex-gay therapy at controversial clinic

Monday, November 10, 2014
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Retiring Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann’s husband Marcus is defending the dangerous, pseudo-scientific, practice of sexual orientation conversion therapy that he conducts at his clinic Counseling Care, previously known as Bachmann & Associates. [...]

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Trial ordered for Minn. man accused of killing ex-boyfriend, business partner

Saturday, October 4, 2014
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ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota man will stand trial for allegedly killing his ex-boyfriend and business partner at a suburban St. Paul gas station. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports a judge found probable cause Friday for the case to move to trial. [...]

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Minn. sports league delays decision on transgender student athletics

Thursday, October 2, 2014
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota State High School League on Thursday voted to postpone making a decision on the league’s proposed policy about transgender students who want to play on athletic teams. WCCO-TV reports that the board wanted the currently written policy to move forward, but also to refine it before [...]

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Gay couple shot by BB gun-wielding homophobe outside Minneapolis gay bar

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Wayne Steven Odegard
MINNEAPOLIS -- A Minnesota man is facing charges after harassing customers outside a popular Minneapolis gay bar, and after yelling gay slurs, allegedly pulled out a CO2 powered BB gun and fired at a same-sex couple. [...]

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Minn. newspaper under fire for running full-page anti-transgender ad

Monday, September 29, 2014
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota's largest daily newspaper is under fire for running an anti-transgender advertisement in Sunday's edition that claimed boys may soon be allowed to shower with girls. The full page ad, paid for by the Minnesota Child Protection League, is in response to a proposed policy change by the [...]

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Embattled Minn. archbishop calls for resignation of gay music director

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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VICTORIA, Minn. -- Embattled Catholic Archbishop John Nienstedt has asked for the resignation of a popular music director at a Victoria, Minn., church because he married his longtime same-sex partner. Father Bob White, who leads St. Victoria Catholic Church, has notified parishioners that Nienstedt has asked for Jamie Moore's resignation... [...]

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Man accused of fatally shooting former boyfriend, business partner captured

Thursday, September 11, 2014
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MINNEAPOLIS -- A man accused of fatally shooting his former boyfriend and business partner in suburban Minneapolis was arrested Thursday after a month on the run, when police responding to a suspicious person report found him on foot peering at a drive-thru menu in another suburb, police said. [...]

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