Gay marriage lawsuit argued in Seattle
By CATHY KIYOMURA / KING 5 News
SEATTLE - Last March, a half dozen same-sex couples applied for and were denied marriage licenses in King County.
Beth Reis and Barbara Steel were among the same sex couples denied a marriage license. Now, they are suing King County.
"There is an issue of dignity for us, for us and our children and our grandchildren, that our relationship doesn't count before the law," said Reis..
N.D. May Vote on Gay Marriage Amendment
By DALE WETZEL
Associated Press Writer
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Supporters of a North Dakota constitutional amendment to limit marriage to heterosexual couples say they have collected more than enough petition signatures for their campaign to put the issue to a November vote.
Only 25,688 signatures are needed to put the amendment on the statewide ballot this fall, but the North Dakota Family Alliance's Web site, which posts updated signature totals daily, said the petition had 38,457 signatures as of 5:40 p.m. Monday.
The petition may have more than 40,000 names by the time it is submitted to Secretary of State Al Jaeger's office on Aug. 3, said Christina Kindel, director of the alliance.
``I never had any anxiety in regards to collecting the signatures,'' Kindel said Monday. ``I have felt very confident since day one that we were going to easily surpass our goal.''