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No State's Gay Marriage Ban Left Unchallenged After 7 Couples File Suit in North Dakota: VIDEO

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North Dakota was the last state with an unchallenged ban on gay marriage before Friday, when seven couples filed suit in U.S. District Court in Fargo, the Guardian reports:

The legal move completes a sweep of all 31 states that still have laws in place restricting marriage to a union of one man and one woman.

The lodging of the final lawsuit in North Dakota underlines the judicial wind of change that has swept America since the US supreme court introduced federal recognition of gay marriage in a landmark ruling last June. The nation’s highest panel of judges struck down key parts of the federal ban, the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA.

“Since the supreme court’s historic decision, there hasn’t been a single state same-sex marriage ban that has survived a court challenge. It really is only a matter of time before marriage equality is the law of the land nationwide,” said Charlie Joughin, spokesman of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT group in the US.

Watch two of the plaintiff couples talk to KRDO, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Wow, way to go!

    Posted by: Patrick | Jun 7, 2014 11:35:28 AM


  2. So that makes all the remaining states challenged before the one-year date of the court decision, unless I'm mistaken. Amazing.

    Posted by: Leo | Jun 7, 2014 11:51:08 AM


  3. "It really is only a matter of time before marriage equality is the law of the land nationwide,” said Charlie Joughin, spokesman of the Human Rights Campaign.....

    Last night I was talking to a friend about Wisconsin and said I think if it continues at this rate there will be same-sex marriage coast-to-coast by this time next year.

    As I said it, I did a double take and took stock of my remaining doubt and disbelief because it does seem a bit incredible but, yes, that's where I think it's headed!

    In any case, the dominoes can't topple quick enough and it can't come soon enough!

    Justice Scalia is a prophet! :)

    Posted by: edude | Jun 7, 2014 12:34:08 PM


  4. EQUAL rights for EVERYONE. Enough of the religious based BIGOTRY / HOMOPHOBIA !!!!!

    Posted by: Patrick | Jun 7, 2014 8:29:54 PM


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