Anti-LGBT Language Has Been in NDGOP’s Resolutions Since 2016

Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney welcomes delegates to the NDGOP convention Saturday, April 2, 2016 in Fargo.Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

MINOT, N.D. — Earlier this week reporter Jeremy Turley’s story about anti-LGBT language in the North Dakota Republican Party’s 2020 resolutions caused quite a stir. It prompted several prominent Republicans to speak out against it.

But that language has been in the NDGOP’s resolutions for years.

It was first adopted in 2016 and, according to one party activist I spoke to who provided supporting documents, it may not even have been discussed in detail by the party’s resolutions committee this year.

“Our task was to determine which resos were put before the delegates at the state convention. The controversial one was passed in 2016 originally. It appears based on the agenda it may have not actually been discussed by the committee in 2020,” my source told me.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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