Here’s Who Killed The LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

House Majority Leader Al Carlson (R-Fargo)

A bill to outlaw discrimination against LGBT people in North Dakota failed in a 22-69 vote today, the fourth time such a bill has failed since 2009.

Current law bans discrimination based on a number of factors: race, national origin, sex, and disability, to name a few. But lawmakers think gay people don’t deserve the same protection.

The vote in the state House fell mostly along party lines. Here’s who voted “yes and “no” on the bill.


Pamela Anderson (D-Fargo)

Thomas Beadle (R-Fargo)
Jake Blum (R-Grand Forks)
Tracy Boe (D-Myleo)
Randy Boehning (R-Fargo
Joshua Boschee (D-Fargo)
Lois Delmore (D-Grand Forks)
Gretchen Dobervich (D-Fargo)
Ron Guggisberg (D-Fargo)
Karla Rose Hanson (D-Fargo)
Kathy Hogan (D-Fargo)
Richard G. Holman (D-Mayville)
Mary Johnson (R-Fargo)
George J. Keiser (R-Bismarck)
Andrew Maragos (R-Minot)
Bob Martinson (R-Bismarck)
Alisa Mitskog (D-Wahpeton)
Corey Mock (D-Grand Forks)
Emily O’Brien (R-Grand Forks)
Shannon Roers Jones (R-Fargo)
Mark Sanford (R-Grand Forks)
Mary Schneider (D-Fargo)


Bert Anderson (R-Crosby)
Dick Anderson (R-Willow City)
Rich S. Becker (R-Grand Forks)
Rick C. Becker (R-Bismarck)
Larry Bellew (R-Grand Forks)
Glenn Bosch (R-Bismarck)
Roger Brabandt (R-Minot)
Mike Brandenburg (R-Edgeley)
Al Carlson (R-Fargo)
Chuck Damschen (R-Hampden)
Jeff Delzer (R-Underwood)
Bill Devlin (R-Finley)
Jason Dockter (R-Bismarck)
Sebastian Ertelt (R-Lisbon)
Jim Grueneich (R-Jamestown)
Patrick Hatlestad (R-Williston)
 Craig Headland (R-Montpelier)
Pat D. Heinert (R-Bismarck)
Michael Howe (R-West Fargo)
Craig A. Johnson (R-Maxbass)
Dennis Johnson (R-Devils Lake)
Daniel Johnston (R-Kathryn)
Terry B. Jones (R-New Town)
Tom Kading (R-Fargo)
Karen Karls (R-Bismarck)
Jim Kasper (R-Fargo)
Keith Kempenich (R)
Dwight Kiefert (R-Valley City)
Lawrence R. Klemin (R-Bismarck)
Ben Koppelman (R-West Fargo)
Kim Koppelman (R-West Fargo)
Vernon Laning (R-Bismarck)
Mike Lefor (R-Dickinson)
Donald Longmuir (R-Stanley)
Scott Louser (R-Minot)
Jeffrey Magrum (R-Hazelton)
Andrew Marschall (R-Fargo)
Aaron McWilliams (R-Hillsboro)
Lisa Meier (R-Bismarck)
David Monson (R-Osnabrock)
Mike Nathe (R-Bismarck)
Jon O. Nelson (R-Rugby)
Bill Oliver (R-New Town)
Christopher D. Olson (R-West Fargo)
Mark S. Owens (R-Grand Forks)
Gary Paur (R-Gilby)
Chet Pollert (R-Carrington)
Todd Porter (R-Mandan)
Karen M. Rohr (R-Mandan)
Dan Ruby (R-Minot)
Matthew Ruby (R-Minot)
Bernie Satrom (R-Jamestown)
Mike Schatz (R-New England)
Jim Schmidt (R-Huff)
Randy Schobinger (R-Minot)
Cynthia Schreiber-Beck (R-Wahpeton)
Jay Seibel (R-Beulah)
Luke Simons (R-Dickinson)
Kathy Skorch (R-Lidgerwood)
Vicky Steiner (R-Dickinson)
Roscoe Streyle (R-Minot)
Gary Sukut (R-Williston)
Nathan Toman (R-Mandan)
Wayne Trottier (R-Northwood)
Steve Vetter (R-Grand Forks)
Don Vigesaa (R-Cooperstown)
Robin Weisz (R-Hurdsfield)
Greg Westlind (R-Cando)
Denton Zubke (R-Watford City)


Gary Kreidt (R-New Salem)
Marvin Nelson (D-Rolla)
Brandy Pyle (R-Casselton)

5 Comments on "Here’s Who Killed The LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill"

  1. It is as it should be based on what ND voted for. I really hate to say that because I vehemently disagree with it, but this is what ND voted for. If we want better results, ND needs to stop voting for these backward rubes and I don’t see that happening anytime soon.

  2. People should be protected in our state regardless of their sexual orientation. For heaven’s sake this is the 21st century!

  3. People should be protected in our state regardless of their sexual orientation. For heaven’s sake this is the 21st century! This is the first comment I have posted.

  4. It is NOT as it should be, because the basic rights of the minority population should NOT be determined by majority rule. What an embarrassment for my home state. #ashamed

  5. Is there any instance of discrimination? If not isn’t this uncalled for in the first place. Many discrimination laws work in the opposite way. If you are a minority you are given a job for that very reason, you are a minority, not because you are the most qualified or best suited for the job. Now we think for some reason people that have different sexual preferences need help to get a job? Is there a place in a job interview where the question of sexual preference comes up? Seems as if this world is so concerned trying to be politically correct that it has lost all common sense. Individual business and government should hire the best person for a job regardless of WHAT or WHO they are or what their lifestyle includes as long it is not illegal.

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