Brett Stevens Posts

Rocky Mountain High

On May 1st, 2013, same sex couples in Colorado will be able to obtain a civil union by going to their county clerk or recorder. On May 1st, 2013, same sex couples in Minnesota will […]

The Elephant In The Room

On April 3, 2013, a group of five state legislators proposed a compromise bill for same sex couples.  Four Republicans and a DFLer introduced a civil union bill for consideration by the Minnesota state legislature.  […]

Beating the Clock

On March 12, 2013, the Minnesota Legislature heard the committee testimony on Rep. Karen Clark and Sen. Scott Dibble’s same sex marriage bills in both the House and Senate.  While both committees had arranged testimony, […]

Pillars of the Community

Sometimes last minute engagements can be the most interesting.  I found out the day of the event that two Human Rights Campaign directors were in town to do a town hall meeting about their work.  […]

Politics: Vanguard

Some people have questioned why I’m writing about ideas other than the “all or nothing” same-sex marriage legislation proposed by Minnesotans United for All Families among other groups.  They have also questioned why Lavender would […]

Politics: Our Family Albums

One of the frustrations I’ve felt about the same-sex marriage argument has been the reliance on this as a civil rights/equality issue.  It may be that but it’s so much more.  We same-sex couples are […]

Politics: Talking Strategy with Richard Carlbom

On Saturday morning, February 9th, 2013, I got the chance to have a telephone interview with Richard Carlbom of Minnesota United for All Families to chat about strategy.  I have been writing about passing same-sex […]

Outreach: A Conversation with Rep. Andrea Kieffer (R)

I walked around Cossetta’s pensively.  I was there to meet with Rep. Andrea Kieffer, R-Woodbury, to talk about the Marriage Amendment.  I didn’t know exactly what to expect.  I’d heard from a contact that she […]

Carrie Chapman Catt’s Winning Plan

Campaigns need strategies for winning support.  As we enter into this legislative session, the GLBT community and its advocacy groups need to consider what kind of strategy we will employ.  Some are pushing for an […]

Don’t Skip Dessert – Interview With DFL Rep Ryan Winkler

Since I was able to speak with Sen. John Marty and get his take on same-sex marriage in Minnesota, I wanted to get a DFL house member’s impression on the issue.  Rep. Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden […]

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