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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At midnight on Thursday, August 1, when Minnesota becomes the 12th U.S. state where same-sex marriage is legal, at least one Minneapolis couple will not be saying their vows. They already did -- 42 years ago.
Maggie George and Rebecca Voelkel have married each other twice, first ceremonially in their Minneapolis church in 2006, then legally while visiting San Francisco five years ago. Now the couple is mulling whether to do it all again — or to simply sleep through it — when gay marriage becomes legal in Minnesota this week.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The Chapel of Love at the Mall of America will perform its first same-sex wedding the minute gay marriage becomes legal in Minnesota.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The president of a prominent Minnesota Catholic high school has resigned after he informed other school officials that he is in a same-sex relationship.
MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak plans to marry same-sex couples at City Hall the minute it becomes legal this summer, he said Thursday.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Just weeks before a new law takes effect that will legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota, voters are still almost evenly divided on the issue, according to a new poll.
MINNEAPOLIS — A couple for 11 years already, Jeff Isaacson and Al Giraud of Minneapolis were first in line Thursday morning to receive a Hennepin County marriage license under Minnesota's new law allowing gay couples to wed.
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota's largest county is getting ready to start taking applications for marriage licenses from same-sex couples.
MINNEAPOLIS -- NFL MVP Adrian Peterson says he has family members who are gay whom he loves and respects. But on gay marriage, the Minnesota Vikings running back says "that's not something I believe in."
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The group that pushed Minnesota lawmakers to legalize gay marriage invested more than $2 million in its successful lobbying effort.