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.