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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

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

In allowing same-sex marriage, Minnesota joins worldwide movement

August 1, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

On Aug.1, it became legal in Lake County for same-sex couples to marry. In fact, if you go to the courthouse in Two Harbors to apply for a marriage license, the form now asks for the names of “First Applicant” and “Second Applicant” instead of “Bride” and “Groom.” Continue Reading

Unisex marriage applications in the works

July 16, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The end of the rainbow is on the horizon. In two weeks same-sex couples across Minnesota can legally submit marriage applications. While approximately one-quarter of Minnesota’s 87 counties already have forms on-hand, people will have to wait until August 1 to pick up an application at the Douglas County Courthouse. 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