June 13, 2013 in The Daily Republic
Michael Clements was living in Ashley, N.D., when he was charged with bigamy for marrying a woman in Aberdeen, S.D., in June 2011 before his divorce was final in a 2009 North Dakota marriage, according to court records. Continue Reading
May 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK Anna Bankes is wearing her engagement ring. She has bought her wedding dress and chosen her bridesmaids. Justin Neis has his tux and his four groomsmen picked out. They have a reception hall and a DJ on tap.
Come July 13, Anna Bankes and Justin Neis will become husband and wife. The wedding location has been settled: Mandan United Methodist Church. Continue Reading
May 16, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
Minnesota’s gay community never has known such joy.
That joy showed Tuesday night as American and rainbow flags flew in front of the state Capitol when Minnesota became the 12th state to embrace same-sex marriage. Continue Reading
May 14, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
Senate votes 37-30 to end ban on gay marriage; Westrom, Ingebrigtsen both vote no. Continue Reading
May 9, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
Jay McNamar, DFL-Elbow Lake, represents part of Douglas County in District 12A and voted in favor of the House bill today to allow same-sex civil marriage. He e-mailed the following explanation of his vote: Continue Reading
May 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
Anticipation. Frustration. Elation. Love. Anger. Patience. Impatience. Today’s House vote on gay marriage attracted the range of emotion as Minnesotans began arriving at the Capitol this morning. Continue Reading
May 6, 2013 in The Daily Republic
SIOUX FALLS (AP) Declines in abortion and marriage rates in South Dakota may have contributed to high rate of babies being born to unwed women in the state, officials say.
April 9, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
Civil unions would give gay couples the same rights as married couples, says the sponsor of a Minnesota House proposal that is a step short of full marriage. Continue Reading
April 2, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
The Minnesota Legislature is famous for deciding major issues near the end of each year’s session.
Expect 2013 to be no different. Continue Reading