Degree of recognition unknown. Retrieved January 8, After Minnesota Legislature — Office of the Revisor of Statutes. Department of Public Health that the denial of civil marriage rights to same-sex partners was unconstitutional in that state. The ruling sparked widely divergent reactions in the state, but there was a general agreement that it would have a profound effect.
On May 11,the Minnesota Senate passed a bill to place a proposed amendment to the State Constitution on the ballot that would ban same-sex marriage, though not civil unions.
Buffie, William C. Minneapolis Duluth  St. Cox, Barbara J. U6 E On February 23,the White House directed the U.
The law went into effect August 1, U6 E Code Title 1, chapter 1, section 7 and U. Approximately 1, marriage licenses were issued in the twelve counties that rejected Minnesota Amendment 1 inthe constitutional amendment which sought to ban same-sex marriage.
However, they sent the case back to the district court for a more thorough review of the claims related to citizens' constitutional rights to due process, freedom of association, and equal protection. The ruling means gay and lesbian couples who are legally married will be able to take advantage of federal tax breaks, pension rights, and other benefits that are available to other married couples.
Paul, MN: Research Dept. See also. Solomon, Marc.