The North Dakota Family Alliance last week praised the defeat of a bill to outlaw discrimination against gay people, describing it as a “bathroom bill.”
Today, Rep. Robin Weisz (R-Hurdsfield) had the impossible task of trying to justify a “no” vote against a bill to outlaw discrimination against gay people.
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.
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.
State Sen. Janne Myrdal, who became infamous less than a month ago for sharing a gay Nazi flag on Facebook, was just noted as the “Freshman Legislator of the Week” by the Republican leadership.
A proposal in the North Dakota Legislature to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation has failed three times: in 2009, 2013 and 2015.