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Sunday, 15 January 2017 00:39

North Dakota To Decide Whether To Update All References To Marriage To Include Same-Sex Couples

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The Legislature of North Dakota may finally update the state's marriage law to reflect the US Supreme Court's decision to legalize marriage equality.

All references like "husband and wife" will therefore be changed by gender-neutral terms.

For the moment, this measure had its first hearing in the Judicial Committee of the Senate, which will soon decide whether to approve it or not. Its approval will entail a vote of the senators.

Jen Dunn of Bismarck told lawmakers: "There is no husband in my marriage. To deny same-sex couples inclusive language is to deny equal value to their union.

"The longer North Dakota takes to validate same-sex marriage, the longer gay people will flee the state in search of more amicable conditions."

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