Last Chance to Call Your Rep About LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

House Majority Leader Al Carlson (R-Fargo)

Today’s the big day. A bill to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity will get a vote in the state House at 12:30 p.m.

It’s the fourth time such a bill has been considered by state lawmakers. The past three attempts have failed.

House Bill 1386 heads to a vote with the baggage of a 12-1 “do not pass” recommendation from the legislators on the House Human Services Committee.

All the bill does is add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of classes that are legally protected against discrimination, including race, national original, age, sex, and disability.

If you want to call your representative ahead of their vote, you can find their names and phone numbers on the state’s website.

You can also give House Majority Leader Al Carlson (R-Fargo) a ring. He’s the guy in charge over there. (701) 371-1440.

1 Comment on "Last Chance to Call Your Rep About LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill"

  1. Given the fact that the ND voters have selected an 80% Republican supermajority packed with rightwing nutjobs and hardcore conservatives, I think LGBT discrimination should stand. In fact there should be language in our state constitution that explicitly enforces discrimination. Not because I agree with it (I don’t), but because this is what ND has voted for. The voters should get exactly what they vote for. If you vote for fascism, then it’s fascism that you should get.

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