It may be the first of its kind in North Dakota.
Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has been asked for a formal opinion involving North Dakota’s marriage and divorce laws.
The request comes from Burleigh County. The County Recorder received a request from someone wanting a marriage license. That individual had been in a same-sex marriage in a state that recognizes those marriages. The parties in that marriage separated – but did NOT divorce. Now, the individual wants a North Dakota marriage license to wed someone of the opposite sex.