North Dakota

Fargo gay couple defies North Dakota law, applies for marriage license

By Bill Schammert

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a first in North Dakota. In a follow-up to a story we first brought you last night, a same-sex couple applied for a marriage license seeking the same benefits as a husband and wife.

Lenny Tweeden and Wayne Roselle came here today to defy North Dakota Law and become the state’s first same-sex married couple. But they knew the answer they would get and when they got inside, there were no surprises.

For the couple of nearly 30 years, it is time for a change. No longer partner and partner or boyfriend and boyfriend, Lenny Tweeden and Wayne Roselle want to be husband and husband.


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There were no anti-gay protestors at the courthouse this afternoon, but the couple syas they’ve received an outpouring of support from across the state. They left the courthouse still smiling.

As for any legal action that might be taken…the couple isn’t quite sure yet.

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