Minnesota is doing better than most neighboring states, Gov. Mark Dayton told legislators and Minnesotans Wednesday night in his third State of the State address. And it is doing better than two years ago, he added.
The nation's Roman Catholic bishops are in a difficult position as the debate over immigration reform gets underway: The immigrant-built American church, known for advocating a broad welcome for migrants and refugees, could end up opposing reform because it would recognize same-sex partners.
Leaders of a coalition representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people which has not been accepted to participate in this Sunday's Tet Parade has garnered new supporters, including the ACLU and the Garden Grove Unified School District.
When President Barack Obama unveiled his blueprint for immigration reform last week, he largely endorsed the Senate’s approach, with a slight twist: Under Obama’s plan, same-sex couples would be entitled to the same immigration rights as heterosexual couples.
Gov. Pat Quinn marked the unofficial launch of his 2014 re-election campaign Wednesday, delivering a State of the State address pitched at Democratic primary election voters inclined to like his calls for a minimum wage increase, an assault weapons ban and gay marriage.
Religious and community leaders will gather Thursday in Washington for the 61st annual National Prayer Breakfast, where President Obama will offer his first major remarks to America’s faith community since he announced his support for gay marriage last May.