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OPINION: Pro football, tear down that wall

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Josh Levin

Slate

WASHINGTON — It made sense that someone like Jason Collins would be the first out gay man in one of the four major North American pro sports leagues. Collins, a 12-year NBA veteran and a Stanford graduate, had already prov…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OPINION: Pro football, tear down that wall

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Josh Levin

Slate

WASHINGTON — It made sense that someone like Jason Collins would be the first out gay man in one of the four major North American pro sports leagues. Collins, a 12-year NBA veteran and a Stanford graduate, had already prov…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

In fight against discrimination, Fargo city commissioners to consider a building registry

October 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO A city commissioner here will soon propose that Fargo consider banning housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Continue Reading

NDSU faculty, staff push for discount for same-sex partners of employees

October 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO Faculty and staff groups at North Dakota State University have proposed extending tuition breaks for spouses and children of employees to also include same-sex partners. Continue Reading

ND puts $2,500 in anti-smoking funds toward Fargo gay pride festival

July 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK A division of North Dakota’s health department that aims to help smokers quit is putting $2,500 toward a gay pride festival in Fargo later this summer. Continue Reading

Gay marriage ruling boosts benefits; confusion expected

June 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday forcing the federal government to recognize same-sex marriage in states where it is legal will open up new benefits to thousands of gay couples, but confusion may reign in states that do not allow gay marriage. Continue Reading

Supporters in North Dakota welcome high court ruling

June 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

FARGO A U.S. Supreme Court decision Wednesday extending federal benefits and protections to married same-sex couples was well-received by proponents here, though it will have no direct implication in North Dakota and other states that ban gay marriage. Continue Reading

Some Minnesota pastors say decision still to come on same-sex marriage ceremonies

May 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MOORHEAD, Minn. The Rev. Mark Asleson knows it’s just a matter of time before a gay or lesbian couple in his congregation asks if he’ll marry them at his parish, Dilworth Lutheran Church. Continue Reading

Border may mean imperfect union for Minnesota gay newlyweds

May 18, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

MOORHEAD, Minn. Celeste Carlson started scouting houses here months before she and her partner of six-plus years knew for sure their marriage would become legal in Minnesota. Continue Reading

Minnesota senators ‘vote for love’

May 14, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Senate votes 37-30 to end ban on gay marriage; Westrom, Ingebrigtsen both vote no. Continue Reading