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Senate, governor last two gay marriage steps

May 9, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota is a Senate vote and a governor’s signature away from becoming the 12th state to allow gay marriage. Same-sex marriage supporters are optimistic because the House was regarded as the biggest hurdle. After the bill passed the House surprisingly easily 75-59, they were euphoric. Continue Reading

State legislatures don’t get the last word

March 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Four of the hottest social issues in state legislatures around the country in this lawmaking season are abortion, same-sex marriage, marijuana and guns. The North Dakota Legislature is having its share of these controversies in the current session. Continue Reading