I'm not sure that it's a bug.
Sample : https://fr.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cat%C3%A9gorie:Mod%C3%A8le_politique_en_Islande&action=history&uselang=en
On this page we can see in the line from Framabot the m icon that correspond to a minor edit.
By default, Pywikibot, the software that was used to make the edit linked above, uses minor edits all the time.
So I suspect that it's possible to mark a rename as minor using the API although it is not possible by using the web interface (sample).
Is it normal ? Is it an oversight from a previous patch which removed the checkbox ?