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Mayors group for gay marriage gets first ND member: Thompson’s Hippen has son who came out to her five years ago

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THOMPSON — The mayor of Thompson has joined a national group of mayors supporting the legalization of same-sex marriage.

On Thursday, Karyn Hippen became the 400th mayor to join Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, and the first mayor from North Dakota in the group.


“I was in favor of equal rights of any issue all my life,” she said.

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John Hageman
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