North Dakota Mayor becomes 400th Mayor for the Freedom to Marry

Today, Mayor Karyn Hippen of Thompson, North Dakota signed onto Mayors for the Freedom to Marry, becoming the 400th mayor to do so - and the first from North Dakota.

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Senators Joe Donnelly and Heidi Heitkamp support the freedom to marry

This morning, two additional Senators - Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) announced support for the freedom to marry. Now, 53 U.S. Senators support marriage for same-sex couples.

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A liberal religious renaissance?

The Rev. John A. Buehrens (a Freedom to Marry Voice for Equality) serves as a guest blogger on Steven Levingston's "Political Bookworm".

He discusses the fact, both here and in his new book, “A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion in the 21st Century,” written with theology professor Rebecca Ann Parker, that while some observers see religion and conservatism as inextricably connected, religion in America actually has a progressive, liberal history.

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Cass County to Look at Employee Policies

WDAY.com
January 6, 2009
A majority of county officials in Cass County, N.D., have agreed to form a committee to research if and how employee benefit policies could be changed to include gay couples, an idea that was shot down in 2003. [Link]

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Discriminatory marriage ban passed in North Dakota

USA Today
November 2, 2004
The North Dakota measure limits marriage rights to man-woman couples and restricts civil unions. [link]

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