The fight continues. So many want exclusive rights. Sorry, but it doesn’t work that way. And Mr Bahr should realize and accept that nothing in the United States Constitution prevents people from challenging court decisions. I guarantee he’d be up to his eyeballs in court filings if this affected his life.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State officials are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging North Dakota’s constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriage, despite a wave of court decisions striking down bans in other states.
The state attorney general’s office filed the motion late Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Fargo. North Dakota Solicitor General Doug Bahr argues in court documents that states have the right to define and regulate marriage.
“Nothing in the United States Constitution prevents the people of North Dakota from defining marriage as the legal union between a man and a woman,” Bahr wrote in his 50-page response.
North Dakota voters overwhelmingly approved a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage 10 years ago. The ballot received 73 percent approval.