The suit opposes both North Dakota’s ban on gay marriage and its refusal to recognize marriages of same-sex couples who legally wed in other states.
The couples have asked U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson to rule in their favor without oral arguments. The state has filed a separate motion asking Erickson to throw out the suit.
North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says his office has a duty to defend the ban.
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