Print Column: Are North Dakota’s Liberals Willing to Look Past Partisanship on Gay Rights?


MINOT, N.D. — In the state House of Representatives there looms an important test for North Dakota’s gay rights advocates.

Will they support HB1441, a bill outlawing discrimination based on sexual orientation, even though it doesn’t include protections for transexual citizens?

Will they support it even though it’s primary and secondary sponsors are almost all Republicans?

This is an important question for these polarized times.

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