In 1971, what was the Minnesota Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage?

On Oct. 15, 1971, the Minnesota Supreme Court made an historic stand on the same-sex marriage issue. What was its ruling? For the answer, click on the headline above...
Author:
Updated:
Original:

On Oct. 15, 1971, the Minnesota Supreme Court rules that the state's prohibition of same-sex marriages is constitutional. The case -- the first of its kind in the United States -- involves two men, Richard J. Baker and James M. McConnell (below), who had requested a marriage license from the Hennepin County clerk of court. When the clerk denied them the license, Baker and McConnell sued, eventually taking the case to the state's highest court.

Next Up

police tape, crime scene

Bemidji police: 21 shots fired after 'verbal exchange' on street

Investigators say they are still searching for those responsible.

FLickr - COVID-19 vaccination - Commander, U.S. Naval Forces

As mask mandates end, vaccine disparities come to the fore

Vaccination rates in Minnesota vary widely along racial and ethnic lines.

House for sale

5 reasons things are tough for first-time homebuyers

The market for entry level homes in the Twin Cities is extremely tight.

general mills

General Mills to buy pet treats business from Tyson Foods for $1.2B

The Golden Valley company will add a number of meat treats to its portfolio.

Twin Cities Pride 3

Twin Cities Pride is going ahead in July this year – but no parade

The in-person event will be held in Loring Park in Minneapolis.

Screen Shot 2021-05-14 at 12.27.58 PM

Rejuvenation, Williams-Sonoma's furniture brand, to open first MN location

It is moving into the former Restoration Hardware unit at the Galleria in Edina.

Related

Same-sex couples cheer appeals court ruling on Defense of Marriage Act

Three same-sex couples filed a lawsuit claiming the act violates their constitutional rights to equal protection, due process and freedom of association. The district court had dismissed the lawsuit, but an appeals court on Monday sent the case back to the lower court for a new review.

State Supreme Court to hear marriage, photo ID title arguments on same day

The Minnesota Supreme Court is going to have a busy day July 31. The court Friday scheduled a case that seeks to undo Secretary of State Mark Ritchie's chosen title for the photo ID constitutional amendment the Legislature put on the November ballot. The other, previously scheduled, is for arguments over a nearly identical protest over Ritchie's title for the amendment to ban same sex marriage.

Rally opposes same-sex marriage amendment

About 100 people rallied in downtown Minneapolis over the weekend to protest a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage.

What French slogan is included on Minnesota's state seal?

On this day in 1858, Minnesota adopts the state seal. Which French phrase is included in the design? A) L'Etelle du Luth B) L'Etoile du Nord C) Nord du Vikin For the answer, click on the headline above...