Signed, sealed and delivered.
I did believe that full equality for my rights as a Lesbian would be realized in my lifetime, however a few years ago it seemed very far away. May 14th, 2013 Governor Mark Dayton signed the historic Marriage Equality Law and now everyone who loves their partner has the option to have their marriage recognized […]
Love is now the Law in Minnesota!!!
Today the Senate led by Senator Scott Dibble passed the Marriage Equality Bill. Tomorrow Governor Dayton will sign the Bill into law and on August 1, 2013 LGBT people will have full equal rights to marry the ones they love. There were a handful of protesters. However their prayers were not answered on this day. […]
History made in Minnesota!
What a road we have traveled. As I waited for the vote to take place today I couldn’t help but remember the many fights along the way to come to this day. I thought of the late 80s when Karen Clark and Allen Spear worked tirelessly for protection against discrimination. Marriage rights was not even […]
It’s Time Minnesota!!!
Tomorrow the Minnesota House will meet to vote on Marriage rights for LGBT people. It’s a vote for fairness. It’s vote for families. It’s all about love. It’s about time!
Senate Hearing on Gay Marriage Bill.
Senator Scott Dibble sat along side of Katherine Kersten who spoke against the evils of Gay Marriage taking questions from the Judiciary committee at today’s hearing. Afterwards along party lines the bill passed committee and will be going to the full Senate for a vote. Lynne Osterman, a former Republican state legislature who earlier testified in […]
Minnesota Council on Families Rally to Protect Marriage.
Heterosexual Marriage that is. There is something especially disturbing to me about this lead image. I will say it was a “good” picture day. I was fired up with this crowd, about half the size of the Marriage Rights Rally on Valentine’s Day. So much hatred and fear in the speeches today. Senator Warren Limmer. […]
Gay Marriage Bill introduced
Senator Scott Dibble and Rep. Karen Clark introduced their bill for Marriage rights for Gay and Lesbian couples. Surrounded by three couples and their children they spoke of strengthening families by allowing Gay and Lesbians to have equal rights of recognition of their families under Minnesota state law. Sen. Warren Limmer who authored the […]
Freedom to Marry Rally
Over 2,000 people came to the Capital today to lobby for the Freedom to Marry Rally. One hundred different members of clergy from various religions were represented.
Opening Day at the Capital
Melisa Lopez Franzen was one of the new State Senators sworn in today for the opening day of the 2012 session. It was the usual festivities of family and friends joining in on the floor of each chamber as everyone promised to work together. There were the protestors Welfare rights made the biggest showing. Paul […]