Exciting news from another pair of Minnesotan Twin Cities: the Moorhead City Council passed a measure directing city staff to create a domestic partner registry, modeled on a similar registry in Duluth. Several Minnesota cities, including Minneapolis and St Paul, have domestic partner registries, giving committed, unmarried couples access to things like hospital visitation rights.
Council Member Diane Wray Williams and two of her colleagues on the City Council spoke in favor of the resolution. She suggested the registry would enhance the city’s appeal and “give us all a wonderful place to live.” Noone voted in opposition to the registry, but according to the InForum of Fargo-Moorhead, Council Member Luther Stueland had voiced opposition to the idea in the past, questioning whether the city was the place to establish such a registry. No word on any desire on his part to deport all LGBT Moorhead residents to the Twin Cities or the Twin Ports.