Lawmakers formally launched a long-anticipated effort Wednesday to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota by summer, and gay couples and their small children crowded the kickoff news conference — an image meant to show family diversity already exists in the state.
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Minnesota gay marriage bill unveiled at Capitol (SCTimes)
Missouri Supreme Court mulls benefits for gay partners (Kansas City)
A Missouri man is trying to get a routine state benefit after his partner died in the line of duty, even though the state does not recognize gay marriage.
One local lawmaker among sponsors of anti-gay marriage proposal (Press-Citizen)
Iowa Sen. Sandy Greiner, R-Keota, is among the co-sponsors of a statehouse bill that would outlaw same-sex marriage in the Iowa Constitution.
US: Anti-equal marriage group pledges $500,000 to defeat pro-equality GOP legislators in Minnesota (PinkNews)
A group opposed to equal marriage in the US state of Minnesota has pledged half a million dollars to defeat any Republican legislator voting to legalise marriage equality in the state.
When I met Charles, I’d recently moved back to Des Moines from New York City, a stop-off, I’d intended, on my way out west. I sat in a coffee shop getting some work done when my mind began to wander. I logged on to a smart-phone social networking application designed for gay men, and received a message from Charles, a college freshman.
We exchanged pictures, made small talk, and before long he got to the point: He was eager to meet right away. He didn’t mince words about what he wanted.
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