MINOT, N.D. — Rep. Scott Dyk is a Republican from Williston-area District 23. Currently serving in the first legislative session of his first term, he is one of a wave of populist culture warriors elected on the 2022 ballot.
He has introduced House Bill 1522 , which would prohibit school districts from accommodating trans students in any way, from facilities to the use of pronouns. And, in what is no doubt a nod to conspiracy theories about some schools, in other parts of the country, providing litter boxes for students who identify as cats , Rep. Dyk’s bill also prohibits “accommodation that caters to a student’s perception of being any animal species other than human.”
Real serious stuff, in other words.
Dyk’s bill has become the source of much mockery, including in national headlines , and perhaps rightfully so. But it’s also earned him condemnation in his own backyard.