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FARGO — Seven couples filed a lawsuit Friday challenging North Dakota’s ban on same-sex marriage and asserting the state must recognize such marriages conducted elsewhere. Several of the plaintiffs bringing the suit are Fargo residents, including a university professor, an opera director and a social worker. They argue that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutionally denies them the rights granted to marriages between men and women. North Dakota was the last state without a challenge to such a ban. As of Friday, every U.S.
By Kia Farhang Forum News Service FARGO — Students from across the state have spent their first week of summer vacation in Fargo on a familiar activity: taking tests. Clad in their trademark blue jackets, FFA members swarmed the North Dakota State University campus for the organization’s 85th annual state convention, which took place this week. They competed in everything from meat judging to product design for a chance to represent the state in the national FFA convention in August.
FARGO — As courts across the country strike down bans on same-sex marriage, North Dakota remains outside the fray. Activists have helped legalize same-sex marriage or challenged laws banning it in every U.S. state except North Dakota.