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SB2279 Has Nothing To Do With Equality

SB2279 Has Nothing To Do With Equality

SB2279 is legislation which would add homosexuals to the list of protected classes in North Dakota who cannot be discriminated against. It passed the state Senate, but received a “do not pass” recommendation from a committee in the state House yesterday and seems destined for failure in a full vote of that chamber tomorrow. I abhor

James Kerian: Encouraging "Perceived Identity" Lawsuits Will Not Attract Businesses

There are a lot of reasons for the House of Representatives to reject SB 2279, the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Bill.  Last week I discussed reasons ranging from the lack of any evidence for the discrimination the bill is supposedly meant to prevent to the arrogant prejudice of the bill’s primary sponsor in the Senate.

Video: Senate Passes Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill Without Any Evidence Of Discrimination

The Senate today voted on SB2279, which is the same prohibition on discrimination towards homosexuals that Democrats have been offering for multiple sessions now. The bill would make it illegal to discriminate against gays in employment, housing, or in offering public services. Meaning that if this legislation passes, it would be illegal in North Dakota

If Discrimination Isn't A North Dakota Value, Why Does Anti-Discrimination Bill Allow It?

“Discrimination is not a North Dakota value,” states an opinion column published in the Grand Forks Herald today and written by Rep. Josh Boschee and Senator Carolyn Nelson. But if that statement is true, why does the legislation they’re touting provide exemptions for some forms of discrimination? Both are Democrats from Fargo and the prime sponsors

North Dakota Democrats Introduce Bill Banning Discrimination Against Gay/Transgendered

A bill to make discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity is before the North Dakota legislature again. The bill is SB2279, introduced by Senator Carolyn Nelson. It appears to be a duplicate of SB2252 from the 2013 legislative session. That bill had Republican backing in the state House from Rep.

From The Left: Is Kevin Cramer More Socially Conservative Than North Dakota?

A few weeks ago, North Dakota’s only US Congressman Kevin Cramer told a Bismarck area TV station that he is skeptical workplace discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people exists. According to Cramer, as he has never had anybody call his office about this issue, it must not exist. Now keep in mind, under

Enforced Conformity: Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Forced To Step Down Over Gay Marriage Stance

Mozilla is the company behind Firefox. Until just recently, Brendan Eich was the CEO of the company. Eich has a long and distinguished career, including the invention of JavaScript, and also donated $1,000 to the Proposition 8 movement in California which outlawed gay marriage in that state (the proposition passed, as you might remember, but the

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Vetoes Bill Which Would Have Allowed Businesses To Refuse Services To Gays

Fox News has the breaking story: Arizona Gov, Jan Brewer announced Wednesday she has vetoed a controversial bill that would have allowed religious beliefs as a defense for denying service to gays and others. Brewer, who spent several days considering whether to sign the bill, said it had “the potential to create more problems than

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