Petersen’s decision not to run again ends the career of a lawmaker who wasn’t afraid to buck his own party on controversial issues, including same-sex marriage. Read more →
Republican state Rep. Jenifer Loon is getting eleventh-hour help from a handful of well-known DFL donors.
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After a divisive fight over whether to legalize same-sex marriage, more Minnesotans now approve of it than ever before, according to a new poll by Public Policy Polling. “About a year after gay marriage became legal in the state, support for it has hit an all time high in our polling with 52% of voters Read more →
Republican delegates on Saturday declined to endorse state Rep. Jenifer Loon, R-Eden Prairie, who was one of four House Republicans who voted in favor of same-sex marriage. The Minnesota Family Council claimed victory in a press release after the convention delegates in Eden Prairie decided not to endorse anyone for the 48B District race. “Minnesotans Read more →
Minnesota for Marriage, the group that unsuccessfully lobbied to defeat a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota, says it was vastly outspent by supporters of same sex marriage. The group issued a news release today saying it spent more than $200,000 between Jan. 1 and May 31 to lobby against the same-sex marriage Read more →
Minnesota United’s recently-formed political action committee is making its first fundraising appeal for some legislators who could face tough re-election contests because of their support of the bill to legalize same-sex marriage. The appeal sent today refers to the legislators as “The Minnesota 15,” who will be priorities for the MN United PAC. Many represent districts Read more →
McClung said he’s concerned that Republicans could lose an entire generation of voters
House Speaker Paul Thissen said civil unions would create a “separate and unequal category for same-sex couples.”
Committees in both the state House and Senate will consider bills legalizing same-sex marriage tomorrow.
Dibble said the electorate has already shifted on the question of same-sex marriage.