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Bismarck Bishop: “Parishes, break all ties with the Boy Scouts!”

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
BIshop David Kagan
His brutal decision affects eight Boy Scout troops and Cub Scout packs. ...

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North Dakota unlikely to expand anti-discrimination protection to include LGBT citizens

Friday, July 3, 2015
North Dakota state capitol in Bismark
North Dakota lawmakers have defeated legislation three times in the past six years to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation in housing, government, public services and the workplace. ...

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North Dakota lawmaker defends homophobic Facebook post on same-sex marriage

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Dwight Kiefert
A North Dakota Republican state lawmaker is defending a Facebook post in which he called the recent Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage a victory for the mentally ill. ...

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North Dakota judge sides with same-sex marriage lawsuit plaintiffs

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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A federal judge has ruled in favor of plaintiffs in two federal lawsuits against North Dakota's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. ...

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North Dakota governor: State will abide by Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage

Friday, June 26, 2015
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Some gay couples wasted no time pursuing marriage licenses in North Dakota on Friday, just hours after the Supreme Court decreed that same-sex marriage is a nationwide right. ...

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N.D. GOP lawmaker who was outed after sending graphic photo on Grindr won’t resign

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Randy Boehning
A North Dakota lawmaker who sent a graphic photo of himself to another user of a gay hook-up site says he has no intention of leaving the Legislature. ...

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N.D. lawmaker who voted against LGBT protections admits he’s gay after being caught on Grindr

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Randy Boehning
Randy Boehning defended sending a graphic photo of himself to another user on Grindr, because he's gay and "that's what gay guys do." ...

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N.D. shop owner says ban on lawmakers who nixed LGBT rights bill served its purpose

Sunday, April 12, 2015
Joe Curry, a barista and one of the owners at Red Raven Espresso Parlor in Fargo, N.D., became the focal point of an anti-discrimination debate after he posted a sign mocking lawmakers who voted against a bill to prohibit discrimination in housing and government based on sexual orientation.
The co-owner of a Fargo coffee shop who instituted a tongue-in-cheek ban on North Dakota lawmakers for opposing an anti-discrimination bill says the response has been "99.9 percent positive" and that he made his point, even if a few people ...

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Former North Dakota governor ‘probably’ considered LGBT people in 1981 policy

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Former North Dakota Gov. Allen Olson (R), speaking in Bismarck in 2008.
Former North Dakota Gov. Allen Olson said Tuesday he "probably" considered lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people when he crafted a nondiscrimination policy for state employees 34 years ago. ...

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North Dakota governor issues memo to state agencies barring discrimination against gays

Monday, April 6, 2015
Gov. Jack Dalrymple (R-N.D.)
GOP Gov. Jack Dalrymple told government departments Monday that discrimination against anyone is unacceptable, just two hours before Democrats delivered a letter calling on him to issue an executive order prohibiting bias against gays and lesbians. ...

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