On February 28, 2013, legislation was introduced to change Minnesota state law and ensure that same-sex couples are no longer prohibited from having the freedom to marry. See our marriage bill page for more information.
The Minnesota Legislature convened on January 24, 2012. Project 515 monitored legislative activity that related to equal treatment for all families in Minnesota.
The Minnesota Legislature convened on January 4, 2011 and adjourned May 23, 2011. For more information on the constitutional amendment, which will appear on the 2012 general election ballot and would permanently prohibit same-sex marriage if approved by voters, please visit our Constitutional Amendment page.
In 2009, Project 515 introduced and passed the Protecting One’s Home bill, which was signed into law by Governor Tim Pawlenty. The bill allows committed same-sex partners and their families to stay in their homes following the death of a loved one.
In 2010, Project 515 introduced and passed the Final Wishes bill, which allowed a surviving domestic partner to carry out the final wishes of a deceased partner related to the disposal of their remains. We also introduced and passed the Wrongful Death bill, which allowed a surviving domestic partner to sue for damages related to a wrongful death. Both bills were vetoed by Governor Pawlenty.