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Sexy Spring – For the Young, the Old and the Kinky

The fifth annual Sexy Spring conference in Minneapolis had something for everyone to explore — from kink to demystifying transgender bodies and sexuality, from raising a family to DIY sex toys.

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Student Sues Over Anti-Abortion T-Shirts

A 12-year-old student in Minnesota is suing his school after school officials asked him not to wear controversial anti-choice T-shirts.

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Religious Right Trumps Science in Minnesota Governor’s Stem Cell Veto

In vetoing a stem cell funding bill, Michigan Governor Tim Pawlenty extolled the virtues of adult-derived stem cells, rather than embryonic stem cells, for research. But Pawlenty’s reasoning demonstrate that ideology won out over science.

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Sick Leave Leads to Same-Sex Marriage? Minnesota Family Council Says So

Minnesota Family Council has found a faithful partner in Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Over the past legislative session, the organization has shaped Pawlenty’s stance on sexuality education, domestic partner benefits, stem cell research and more.

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Surrogacy Bill Passes Minnesota Legislature

A bill to set the ground rules for contracts between gestational carriers and intended parents passed the Minnesota House last Monday, but only after issues such as abortion and gay adoption made their way into the debate.

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Debate Rages in Minnesota House As Stem-Cell Funding Passes

The Minnesota House last Wednesday passed a bill that would allow the University of Minnesota to use state funds to conduct research using embryonic stem cells. The measure prompted a flurry of amendments by anti-choice Republicans designed to derail the bill.

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