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Attorney asks judge to bypass trial and issue ruling in N.D. gay marriage case

| Tuesday, July 22, 2014
North-Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The Minneapolis attorney representing the seven same-sex couples challenging North Dakota's gay marriage ban is asking a judge to bypass a trial and issue a ruling. Attorney Joshua Newville filed a motion for summary judgment late Tuesday while also responding to the state's motion to dismiss the case.

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N.D. state officials want challenge to same-sex marriage ban dismissed

| Wednesday, July 2, 2014
North-Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. -- State officials are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging North Dakota's constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriage, despite a wave of court decisions in other states striking down such bans.

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Second lawsuit filed challenging North Dakota same-sex marriage ban

| Wednesday, June 11, 2014
North-Dakota
FARGO, N.D. -- A second lawsuit has been filed in federal court challenging North Dakota's ban on gay marriage. The 33-page complaint filed by Janet Jorgensen and Cynthia Phillips, who were legally married in Minnesota, says the couple is treated as "legal strangers" in their home state.

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North Dakota AG: It’s my duty to defend state’s same-sex marriage ban

| Friday, June 6, 2014
Wayne Stenehjem
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The North Dakota Attorney General says he hasn't seen the lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage yet, but he notes that it's his duty to defend the state when it's sued.

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Lawsuit filed challenging North Dakota ban on same-sex marriage

| Friday, June 6, 2014
J. Stephen Conn
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Seven couples have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the ban on same-sex marriage in North Dakota, the last remaining state without a court challenge. It challenges both North Dakota's constitutional ban on gay marriage and its refusal to recognize marriages of same-sex couples who legally wed in other states.

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One state left: Same-sex marriage battle could be coming to North Dakota

| Saturday, May 24, 2014
North-Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. -- As North Dakota's ban on gay marriage awaits an almost inevitable legal challenge, leaders in the conservative state must decide whether to spend some of its vast oil riches on a court fight - a step they already took to defend another...

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N.D. mayor first in state to join national marriage equality support group

| Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Karyn Hippen
BISMARCK, N.D. -- The mayor of a small town in eastern North Dakota on Wednesday became the first mayor in the state to formally join a nationwide effort support gay marriage.

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N.D. National Guard to issue military IDs for same-sex spouses

| Sunday, November 3, 2013
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GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The North Dakota National Guard says it will issue military identification for same-sex couples.

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Fargo, N.D., adopts resolution supporting LGBT residents

| Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Fargo, N.D.
FARGO, N.D. -- City commissioners in Fargo, N.D., on Monday voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to encourage "tolerance and acceptance of all citizens, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.”

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N.D. issues tax form for married, gay couples due to same-sex marriage ban

| Tuesday, October 15, 2013
North-Dakota
BISMARK, N.D. -- The state of North Dakota has released a new tax form designed specifically for married, same-sex couples because the state does not recognize their unions.

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