Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Senate Kills Marriage Bill

Senators Tuesday voted to kill a bill that would have updated North Dakota's Century Code by referencing to marriage in gender neutral language. The bill came out of the interim in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to allow same-sex marriages nationwide. The bill sought to change numerous places in North Dakota Century Code where marriage is referenced to "husband and wife" to individuals. The bill was voted down 15-31.

151 same sex marriages have been recorded in North Dakota since they became legal in 2015.

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