OK, seven couples in North Dakota have sued to overturn the state’s ban on gay marriage….it’s about time.
North Dakota was the last state whose law against gay marriage had not yet been challenged in court.
Now, every state in the union allows gay marriage, or is awaiting adjudication of legal objections to its ban.
As WashingtonPost.com reports, no state law against gay marriage has survived a court test since last summer, when the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated parts of the Defense of Marriage Act and extended federal recognition to gay marriages.
The North Dakota plaintiffs say “Without any legitimate governmental interest, North Dakota has targeted a minority of individuals for discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.”
Let’s keep this public dialog real personal: people who love each other should be able to get married. What kind of satisfaction does anyone get from making that impossible? If you're against gay marriage, how does that make your life better?