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Seven couples challenge N.D. same-sex marriage ban

June 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO – Seven couples filed a lawsuit Friday challenging North Dakota’s ban on same-sex marriage and asserting the state must recognize such marriages conducted elsewhere.

North Dakota was the last state without a challenge to such a ban. As o…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Seven couples challenge N.D. same-sex marriage ban

June 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO – Seven couples filed a lawsuit Friday challenging North Dakota’s ban on same-sex marriage and asserting the state must recognize such marriages conducted elsewhere.

North Dakota was the last state without a challenge to such a ban. As o…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Six SD couples challenge gay marriage ban

May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Carson Walker and Kevin Burbach

SIOUX FALLS (AP)€” – Six couples filed a federal lawsuit Thursday seeking to block South Dakota’s gay marriage ban, leaving North Dakota as the only state in the country with an unchallenged law prohibiting s…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Mayors group for gay marriage gets first ND member: Thompson’s Hippen has son who came out to her five years ago

May 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

THOMPSON — The mayor of Thompson has joined a national group of mayors supporting the legalization of same-sex marriage.
On Thursday, Karyn Hippen became the 400th mayor to join Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, and the first mayor from North Dakot…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Couple asks judge to overturn same-sex marriage ban

May 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

Four Montana couples asked a federal judge on Wednesday to overturn a state constitutional amendment prohibiting gay marriage, the latest challenge to bans on same-sex matrimony that have been struck down by a string of U.S. courts.
The lawsuit brou…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Minneapolis mayor to wed SD couple challenging same-sex marriage ban

April 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Tad Vezner

St. Paul Pioneer Press

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges will officiate at the weekend marriage of a lesbian couple from South Dakota as the women prepare to take part in a groundbreaking lawsuit to force their home s…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Brock: Legislating morality is better left alone

March 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

I was taught and believe that rule No. 1 in business is the customer is always right, and rule No. 2 is to see rule No. 1. That being said, there are some folks you can’t afford to have as customers. I’ve often seen signs on a cash register that …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

SD lawmakers say measure to help clergy not needed

January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — A measure that sought to protect clergy members who refuse to take part in gay marriages was rejected Thursday by a South Dakota legislative committee after opponents said the constitutional guarantee of religious freedom already give…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD lawmakers say measure to help clergy not needed

January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — A measure that sought to protect clergy members who refuse to take part in gay marriages was rejected Thursday by a South Dakota legislative committee after opponents said the constitutional guarantee of religious freedom already give…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Advocates: Gay marriage rulings may prompt SD case

January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — Officials of an organization that seeks to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation say federal court decisions overturning bans on same-sex marriage in two other states may lead to challenges to South Dakota’s ban on gay ma…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com