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Grand Forks County defers decision on same-sex marriage

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Some Grand Forks County employees asked the County Commission to recognize same-sex marriages in the county policy manual recently, but commissioners decided to table the issue at their meeting Tuesday.


“It’s not like I’m for or against anything, I just don’t know how we should address this,” Commissioner John Schmisek said.

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