As the Grand Forks City Council considers yet another new ordinance on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) individuals, it is important to consider how the language of this proposed law threatens religious freedom and the right to freely operate businesses and serve the public.
It was a decision made in a courtroom some 1,800 miles away. It applies only to the state of California; the federal judge who made it went on to stay it in anticipation of an appeal, which came promptly. Yet, the move Wednesday to overturn a voter-backed California ban on same-sex marriage reverberated in North Dakota, where a 2004 constitutional amendment banning gay marriage remains unchallenged
North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven proclaimed Family Week, beginning Sunday and running through Saturday. It was requested by the North Dakota Family Alliance, said Tom Freier, executive director of the local affiliate of the Colorado-based Focus on the Family.
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