Inside the Daily Planet, 10/20/07


Report details 515 discriminatory Minnesota statutes by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor A new advocacy group focusing on rights for same-sex couples is launching a campaign to educate Minnesotans about the discriminatory nature of Minnesota’s statutes. Project 515 hopes to shift the discussion regarding same-sex relationships from the divisive rhetoric over gay marriage and activist judges to one Minnesotans support — giving same-sex couples the same rights and responsibilities as everyone else. Columbia law professor speaks at Hamline Univ. about race and eugenics by Caroline Joseph, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder Old philosophy of breeding out the ‘undesirable’ lives on in modern world of DNA testing A frank talk with Franken by Brady Averill, Downtown Journal Do not ask Al Franken where he dines in Minneapolis. He rarely does. His idea of eating out is grabbing hot dish and baked beans at Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party dinners or savoring ‘the best, best pulled barbeque sauce’ at Fulda High School while campaigning. NEW IN VOICES Vigilance & chicken pot pies by John Van Hecke, Minnesota 2020 Don’t drive over bridges. Don’t buy Chinese-manufactured toys. Don’t eat chicken pot pies. NEW IN BLOGS My New Home In Minnesota by Patricia M. Guerrero, New Minnesotans Speak