Sasha Aslanian Feature Archive

The University of Maryland joined the Big 10 Conference Monday, bringing the number of teams in the Minnesota Gophers' athletic conference to 13. (11/19/2012)
Launched a year and a half ago amid disappointment at the Legislature, the effort to defeat Minnesota's marriage amendment succeeded this week after amassing millions of dollars, a broad spectrum of backers and a focus on religious faith and personal conversations. (11/09/2012)
Minnesota voters rejected two proposed amendments to the state constitution on Election Day, turning back measures placed on the ballot by a Republican-controlled Legislature that voters also sent packing. (11/07/2012)
In an emotional and historic contest, Minnesota voters defeated the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage on Tuesday, striking a blow to same-sex marriage opponents who had succeeded in passing ballot measures in 30 other states. (11/07/2012)
Minnesota Public Radio reporter Sasha Aslanian, who has been covering the debate over the marriage amendment, discusses with All Things Considered frequently asked questions about the amendment. (11/05/2012)
Four days before the election, Minnesota for Marriage is releasing two new television ads. The campaign to define marriage as a man and a woman in the state constitution has spent $3 million on ads. (11/02/2012)
National and local leaders debated Minnesota's proposed marriage amendment last night on the stage of the Fitzgerald Theater. Four debators -- national and local voices splitting each side of the issue -- exposed conflicting views of religion and human relationships, and what's at stake in Minnesota's vote. (11/02/2012)
Minnesota for Marriage, the main group working to pass the marriage amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman in the state constitution, raised $3.6 million in cash from Jan. 1, 2012 to Oct. 22, 2012. About $1.6 million, or 43 percent of that amount, came from outside the state. (10/31/2012)
Minnesotans United for All Families -- the largest group opposed to the proposed marriage amendment in the state's constitution -- raised $2.75 million since its last report in late September. (10/30/2012)
With eight days to go before the election, the campaign working to defeat the proposed marriage amendment rallied supporters in Minneapolis Monday evening to become the first state to defeat an amendment blocking same-sex marriage. (10/30/2012)
With less than two weeks to go until the election, groups lobbying on the marriage amendment are reporting a daily influx of cash. (10/26/2012)
A new television ad from supporters of the proposed constitutional amendment on marriage claims that if marriage is redefined, children could be taught about same-sex marriage in school. (10/25/2012)
Minnesotans are involved in a passionate debate about marriage this election season. The two sides began squaring off more than 40 years ago. The Deep Roots of the Marriage Debate draws from MPR's extensive audio archive to explore the origins of this election day showdown over same-sex marriage. (10/25/2012)
Conflict over the marriage amendment is a local story playing out in every community across the state. In partnership with KARE11, MPR News took a road trip through greater Minnesota to take the pulse of this issue in several cities. (10/19/2012)
The birthplace of Judy Garland, an icon in the gay community, is also a hotbed in the marriage debate. Catholic and conservative churches are leading the effort to pass the amendment, while a small but visible gay community tries to persuade voters that their neighbors will be hurt by it. (10/17/2012)