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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.

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

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John Hageman
John Hageman covers local business and Grand Forks' legislative delegation. Get more business news at aroundtown.areavoices.com. 
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