Minnesota Legislature: Social Issues



Eddie Chambers
Homeless service agencies across Minnesota are eyeing a slice of the $100 million state lawmakers set aside for affordable housing in this year's construction bonding bill. (05/20/2014)
The Minnesota Lottery started selling draw tickets in 2010. It added online scratch off games on Feb. 6, allowing gamblers to play the games right on their computer or smartphone. (04/22/2014)
Richard Carlbom
Richard Carlbom led Minnesotans United for All Families to two historic victories: the defeat of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage last November, and the recent passage of the same-sex marriage bill. (05/22/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders will shift from policy to politics today, now that the 2013 session is over. Dayton will hold a press conference this morning, while Republican lawmakers will travel the state to give their spin on the session. (05/21/2013)
Jack Baker and Michael McConnell, two Minneapolis men who first fought for marriage equality in the 1970s, have kept a low profile this week. But decades ago on TV, they predicted this moment would come. (05/16/2013)
The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill allowing the unionization of home child-care workers in Minnesota after an all-night debate that saw Republicans trying to block the bill. (05/15/2013)
Thousands of cheering spectators filled the south lawn of the State Capitol, with rainbow and American flags fluttering in a sweltering breeze. (05/14/2013)
Minnesota's law allowing same-sex marriage goes into effect Aug. 1. On that day, same-sex couples can apply for a marriage license in Minnesota. (05/14/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota. Thousands of cheering spectators filled the south lawn of the state Capitol for the outdoor ceremony, with rainbow and American flags fluttering in a sweltering breeze. (05/14/2013)
Watch Gov. Mark Dayton sign a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota. (05/14/2013)
Minnesota is now the 12th state in the country to allow same-sex marriage. Follow our live blog for the latest coverage. (05/14/2013)
The divisive vote on same-sex marriage could be an indicator into how some parts of the state are changing politically. (05/14/2013)
Gov. Mark Dayton is scheduled to sign a bill Tuesday afternoon that will legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota. But opponents of the legislation argue even though they lost this round the issue is not settled. (05/14/2013)
Thousands of people flooded the Capitol to witness that historic moment the state Senate passed the bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota. Some came to celebrate it. Others came to protest. (05/14/2013)
As the Minnesota Senate debated the same-sex marriage bill Monday, some of our reporters in greater Minnesota asked state residents what they thought of the legislation. (05/13/2013)

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