Sasha Aslanian Feature Archive

In 2009, Iowa's Supreme Court ruled that limiting civil marriage to a union between a man and a woman violated the equal protection clause of the Iowa Constitution. It became the third state in the nation, and the first in the heartland, to legalize marriage between same-sex couples. (09/24/2012)
Opponents of a proposed constitutional amendment that would make marriage only between a man and a woman say a key component to defeating the measure will be conversations with voters designed to elicit compassion for gays and lesbians. (09/14/2012)
How children fare growing up in gay or lesbian families is one question at the heart of Minnesota's debate over the proposed marriage amendment. (09/06/2012)
Officers were called to the Red Roof Inn about 1:30 a.m. Friday and evacuated the hotel as they negotiated with the gunman. (08/31/2012)
A Republican-led legislative panel has rejected new contracts for more than 27,000 state employees. (08/30/2012)
A group representing Minnesota pediatricians is opposed to a constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would ban same-sex marriage. (08/28/2012)
The Roseville City Council has gone on the record unanimously opposing a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot that defines marriage as between one woman and one man. (08/28/2012)
Minnesotans now have access to extensive new data on primary health care providers across the state to help choose the best quality care. (08/28/2012)
Latinos are overwhelmingly Catholic, and the Catholic Church has made passage of the marriage amendment a top political priority. (08/27/2012)
The political season has kicked into high gear at the Minnesota State Fair, which offers candidates and advocates a chance to meet voters just 10 weeks before the November election. (08/24/2012)
An employee of a Catholic organization will be allowed to make an anonymous political donation to a cause the church opposes because being named could result in job loss. (08/17/2012)
The ad war over the marriage amendment begins at noon today. (08/16/2012)
Young immigrants in Minnesota hoping to apply for "Deferred Action" from the federal government to prevent deportation may get some legal help. (08/15/2012)
Lawmakers and state officials hope changes to Minnesota's Safe Haven law will prevent more newborn babies from being abandoned in unsafe conditions. (08/15/2012)
Mankato's city council on Monday evening went on record to oppose a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot that defines marriage as between one woman and one man. The council joins 11 other Minnesota cities that have approved resolutions opposing the amendment. No cities have voted to endorse the amendment. (08/13/2012)