September 12, RS To that end, it is further the public policy of this state that the historical institution and legal contract solemnizing the relationship of one 1 man and one 1 woman shall be the only legally recognized marital contract in this state in order to provide the unique and exclusive rights and privileges to marriage.
The Marriage Equality Act does not require religious institutions to perform marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples, but no state employee can refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Marriage license. SONDA "prohibits discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, credit, and the exercise of civil rights. The Supreme Court set May 26, as the deadline for the National Assembly to enact such legislation, but it did not meet that deadline, and marriage equality came into effect on that date.
Archived from the original on November 3, Impediment of same sex Persons of the same sex may not contract marriage with each other. Any public act, record, or judicial proceeding of this state, as defined in section 9.
Main article: Same-sex marriage in North Dakota. Articles Opposing Same-Sex Marriage. This section shall not prohibit or limit parties, other than the State or its political subdivisions, from entering into contracts or other legal instruments.