RED RIVER ORTHODOX: ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY IN THE RED RIVER VALLEY AND NORTH DAKOTA Is there a Historical Same-Sex Marital Rite?
This is a question that might be pertinent as states continue to debate whether there ought to be such a thing as "same-sex marriage," a legal category that has just come into force in Minnesota. The ... Posted on 8/2/13 at 9:50 AM
THE NEW FORTY I can hear the bells...
I am gratified this morning to be greeted with the news that Minnesota's House passed a marriage equality bill. Now the only thing between marriage equality is the Minnesota Senate and the Governor wh... Posted on 5/10/13 at 6:23 AM
Dozens of same-sex couples, led by a gay minister and his longtime partner, tied the knot in Hawaii early on Monday as a new law went into effect at midnight, making the Aloha state the 15th to legalize gay marriage.
Opponents of Hawaii's new gay marriage law failed in their bid to block implementation of the measure on Thursday when a judge refused to grant a court order preventing marriage licenses from being issued to same-sex couples beginning next month.
Tom Poole says Minnesota’s decision to legalize gay marriage is ushering in a new era. Poole, The Hub’s sales director and the owner of downtown Fargo’s Avalon Events Center, says he’s excited for the change.
Mara Morken and Alex Fogarty live here, where Minnesota will recognize their same-sex marriage once they tie the knot Monday. But that legal bond -- and all its rights and benefits -- will dissolve each time they cross the Red River into North Dakota.
Across the country, this week's landmark Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage have energized activists and politicians on both sides of the debate. Efforts to impose bans — and to repeal them — have taken on new intensity, as have lawsuits by gays demanding the right to marry.
Sen. LeRoy Stumpf, DFL-Plummer, one of just three DFLers to vote Monday against legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota, said today the four-hour debate was heartfelt and moving but did not shake his longstanding belief that marriage should be between one man and one woman.
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