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St. Paul’s largest ELCA congregation chooses gay pastor

March 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A gay pastor who made national headlines after being removed from the official clergy roster of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for being in a same-sex relationship has been overwhelmingly approved as the new senior pastor of the denomination’s largest St. Paul church. Continue Reading

Harvard decides agains posthumous degrees for gays expelled in 1920

February 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A spokesman for Harvard says the university does not award posthumous degrees except in the rare case of a student who completes academic requirements but dies before the degree has been conferred.
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Among Republican opponents, Santorum’s ideas on abortion, women in combat, birth control stand out

February 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A Catholic father of seven whose kids are home-schooled, Rick Santorum may seem to wear his conservatism as comfortably as his sweater vests. But he’s walked a careful path, keeping the more provocative opinions that helped sink his re-election to the Senate in 2006 mostly out of his presidential campaign. That is until he leaped to the top of the polls, alongside Mitt Romney. Continue Reading

Canada expected to close legal loophole threatening existing same-sex marriages

February 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The governing Conservatives are expected to detail changes to the Civil Marriage Act to ensure the marriages are recognized.
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Largest Minnesota school district ends policy blamed for bullying

February 14, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

With only one dissenting vote, the Anoka-Hennepin School Board on Monday night dropped a policy that is the subject of two lawsuits by critics who contend it muzzled teachers and prevented them from holding effective discussions to reduce bullying against students who are gay or perceived to be gay. Continue Reading

N.J. Senate OKs gay marriage bill

February 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

In a move that supporters called a civil rights milestone, New Jersey’s state Senate today passed a bill to recognize same-sex marriages, marking the first time state lawmakers officially endorsed the idea despite the promise of a veto by Gov. Chris Christie. Continue Reading

Gay Fargo couple refused marriage license

February 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Inspired by a federal appeals court ruling this week, a gay Fargo couple went to the Cass County Courthouse to apply for a marriage license. They didn’t get one.
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Fargo gay couple, expecting denial, to apply for marriage license today

February 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Under North Dakota law, marriage is between a man and a woman. Nonetheless, two Fargo men plan to go to the Cass County Courthouse this afternoon to apply for a marriage license. Continue Reading

CNN suspends analyst Roland Martin for ‘offensive’ tweet comments

February 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

CNN said today that political analyst Roland Martin’s remarks on Twitter were “regrettable and offensive” and he will not be on air “for the time being.” Continue Reading

Fed appeals court: Gay marriage ban in California unconstitutional

February 7, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The ruling puts the bitterly contested, voter-approved law on track for likely consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court. Continue Reading