Skip to main content

Bachmann, Kline join lawmakers hoping to halt gay marriage ceremonies at military facilities

In a letter to the U.S. Senate, 86 House members, including Michele Bachmann and John Kline, say a government policy of allowing "sexual-orientation neutral" marriage ceremonies for gay soldiers circumvents the Defense of Marriage Act.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

In a letter to the U.S. Senate, 86 House members, including Michele Bachmann and John Kline, say a government policy of allowing "sexual-orientation neutral" marriage ceremonies for gay soldiers circumvents the Defense of Marriage Act.

Next Up

Governor Tim Walz

Walz, judge in dispute over Feeding Our Future case

A Ramsey County judge disputed Walz's claims that the Minnesota Department of Education was ordered by the court to resume payments to Feeding Our Future.

ambulance

2 dead, 1 with life-threatening injuries in Hwy. 7 crash

Both drivers were not wearing their seatbelt, according to the State Patrol.

Screen Shot 2022-09-25 at 11.50.33 AM

15-year-old Richfield football game shooting suspect arrested

A 16-year-old accused of instigating the altercation is also in custody.

Police tape

3 arrested after homicide, burglary in Inver Grove Heights

Charges of first-degree murder and first-degree burglary are pending.

fire, firefighter

Woman dies after becoming trapped in Waseca house fire

Police tried to enter the home but heavy smoke prevented them from getting inside.

ambulance

1 dead, 2 with life-threatening injuries in Minnesota crash

The crash happened just after 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Image (1)

School bus carrying students plunges into river southwest of Fargo

None of the kids suffered life-threatening injuries, though some were taken to area hospitals.

Richfield High School

Richfield High School cancels weekend events after shooting

Two men were shot outside the school's football stadium

Screen Shot 2022-09-23 at 10.21.38 PM

Sound of shots, mass panic at Richfield football game streamed live on YouTube

Gunfire caused panic at a varsity football game Friday night.

J. Gordon

K-9 search leads to $36K fentanyl seizure during traffic stop

A traffic stop was made after the vehicle was seen speeding through the area.

Related

Bachmann backs Chick-fil-A in gay marriage fight

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., grabbed a little lunch and filmed a video message on "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" to show her support for restaurant president Dan Cathy, who has publicly opposed gay marriage.

Column: Bachmann's gay stepsister left hurt, confused

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni visits Minnesota to speak with Helen LaFave, the gay stepsister of Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. LaFave has rarely talked to the media but tells Bruni that she has been stung by the lawmaker calling out gays and lesbians as sick and evil, and by Bachmann's unyielding opposition to gay marriage.

Gay marriage debate sizzling this summer

The latest: a national group working to ban gay marriage has asked Minnesota's largest corporations to remain neutral on the issue. Meanwhile, the debate is dividing the state's clergy, and Rep. Keith Ellison makes his prediction on the marriage amendment.

Hecklers, man dressed as 'gay robot' greet Bachmann in Iowa

A man calling himself a "gay robot" was among a group of protesters who greeted Michele Bachmann after she arrived for a campaign stop in Iowa City.

Iowa official accused of gay marriage fraud

A county deputy clerk of court in Iowa's Grundy County, Brigette Van Nice, is accused of falsifying information on a public record in an effort to legalize a marriage of two Florida men that never occurred. The men never actually traveled to Iowa, one of six states where gay marriage is legal, for the ceremony, investigators say.

Gay marriage supporters rallying

St. Paul-area Lutherans assembling in Burnsville, and separately, Gov. Mark Dayton and other activists holding "house parties" around the state, demonstrated their opposition to an amendment to the state Constitution that would define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.