The group trying to legalize same-sex marriage is expecting about 2,000 supporters at a State Capitol rally on Thursday.
Minnesotans United is hosting the Freedom to Marry Day rally on Valentine’s Day as it begins to ramp up its statewide push to legalize marriage between gay and lesbian couples.
Speakers will include the Rev. MacArthur Flournoy, faith director of the successful 2012 Marylanders for Marriage campaign; the Rev. Grant Stevensen, former faith director of Minnesotans United for All Families; and state Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis.
The event will begin at 3 p.m.
Minnesota for Marriage, the group fighting to prevent legislators from redefining marriage, is holding a similar event on March 4.
Amid reports that Donald Trump was in danger of not getting on Minnesota's presidential ballot, the Trump campaign says everything is in order and voters will have a chance to cast their ballot for him in November.
Interest groups spent less slightly money lobbying state government in 2015 than in the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.
More people in the Twin Cities are opening their homes to overnight guests — but it's still a relatively shy place. Airbnb said that 600 people in Minneapolis hosted 33,400 guests in the past year, more than twice the previous year.
On a Friday evening almost a year ago, the White House was awash in rainbow-colored lights, celebrating the momentous Supreme Court ruling that led to nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage. Across the country, gays and lesbians embraced and partied and in some cases scrambled to arrange can't-wait-another-day weddings.
Even as they celebrate a momentous legal victory, supporters of gay marriage already are anticipating a return trip to the Supreme Court in a few years, sensing that no other option but a broader court ruling will legalize same-sex unions in all 50 states.