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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

South Dakota Residents Challenge Same-Sex Marriage Ban

RingsNancy Robrahn and Jennie Rosenkranz have been together for 27 years. The same-sex couple married in Minnesota, and now plans to be the first South Dakota residents to challenge the same-sex marriage ban. In 1996, the South Dakota Legislature banned gay marriage. In 2006, the South Dakota voters passed a constitutional amendment that reiterates marriage is between a man and women. South Dakota would be the 29th state with a marriage equality case. Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said she knew that the nuptials would be used to challenge the same-sex marriage ban,” I fought very hard for marriage equality in Minnesota. Every state in our country should allow people to marry the person they love. That is equally true for South Dakota. If that makes that real in that state, I'm proud to be part of it," Hodges explains.

See Carson Walker, South Dakota Gay Marriage Ban to Face Lawsuit, UT San Diego,  Apr. 25, 2013.

Special thanks to Laura Galvan (Attorney, San Antonio, Texas) for bringing this article to my attention. 


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