17 January 2017

North Dakota Courageously Rejected Gay Ruling

North Dakota
Just because the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that same-sex couples have the right to marry does not mean everyone will just stand idly and accept it. There is a way to fight this erroneous decision and change will definitely come soon.

North Dakota's Republican-led Senate started their campaign against special consideration demanded by the so-called 'tooth fairies' and 'snowflakes.' The lawmakers rejected a proposed measure that would have changed their state law to reflect the U.S. Supreme Court's decision.

The ill-fated bill received 15 ayes and a staggering 31 nayes. Its approval would have changed dozens of references, such as "husband and wife," to gender terms favored by those who promotes despicable sexual practices. North Dakota law lists "one man, one woman" or "husband and wife" for everything from marriages and divorces to fishing licenses.

The measure got a hearing recently in the Senate Judiciary Committee, which voted 4-2 to recommend against passage.

North Dakota had state laws defining marriage as between a man and a woman, and 73 percent of North Dakota voters approved a state constitutional amendment in 2004 limiting marriage rights to man-woman couples.

The Supreme Court in 2015 declared that same-sex couples have the right to marry nationwide, and a federal judge ruled shortly afterward that North Dakota's ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional.