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Forcing a Woman to Wax Testicles Is What Happens When We Lose the Right to Say No

Forcing a Woman to Wax Testicles Is What Happens When We Lose the Right to Say No

For years now we here in America have had a debate over where an individual’s right to say “no” stops, and where another individuals right to demand services from that person begins. Mostly this debate has circles around small-business entrepreneurs like bakers or photographers who, because of their religious beliefs, have objected to doing work

This Time Anti-Discrimination Activists Hope to Bring Evidence of Discrimination to the Legislature

For going on a decade now Democrats have brought to North Dakota’s biannual legislative session an anti-discrimination bill aimed at protecting homosexual/transgendered citizens from discrimination. It’s been the same bill, over and over again, to the point where some (including this observer) have questioned how serious Democrats are about passing the bill. Did they really

Supreme Court: Colorado Commission Violated the 1st Amendment Rights of Baker Who Declined Cake for a Gay Wedding

“The [Colorado Civil Rights] Commission’s hostility was inconsistent with the First Amendment’s guarantee that our laws be applied in a manner that is neutral toward religion,” Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion in Masterpiece Cake Shop vs. Colorado (read it in full below). More: As the record shows, some of the

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The Supreme Court Ruling That Was Worse Than King Vs. Burwell

The King vs. Burwell ruling upholding subsidies in Obamacare’s federal exchanges, and thus preventing the collapse of the law its enemies were hoping for, is getting most of the attention today But I think another ruling portends far more scary things for our country. I’m not sure Burwell would have ultimately changed much for Americans as a

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John Trandem: North Dakota Got It Right On Discrimination Law

Recent headlines, cartoons, and LTE submissions supporting SB-2279 seem to follow a common tactic with regard to debate. That is, opponents cite issues with the language, scope, and unintended consequences of the bill itself, while proponents cite issues with the opponents. Even local Editorial Boards followed this fatally flawed template. Questions were posed regarding protections

Video: Senator Heidi Heitkamp Takes A Shot At Lawmakers Over Discrimination Bill During Address

US Senator Heidi Heitkamp was in Bismarck today and dropped by the state Legislature for an address during which she took a shot at them for failing to pass SB2279. That bill would have prohibited discrimination against homosexuals for jobs, housing, and commerce. During a part of her address where she was stressing the need

Fargo Forum Uses Front Page To Shame Lawmakers Voting No On Discrimination Bill

The image below will be the front page of tomorrow’s Fargo Forum. At this point, I think it’s fair to say that anyone claiming that newspaper is an objective chronicler of current events should be laughed at and mocked. There’s nothing wrong with the Forum having a left wing cant to their reporting, but they