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North Dakota Democrats Are Goldbricking on the Gay Rights Debate

North Dakota Democrats Are Goldbricking on the Gay Rights Debate

Earlier this month legislation to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity failed in the state Legislature for the fourth consecutive time. After that latest failure I asked a question: Why do Democrats keep trying to win this policy fight by doing the same thing over and over again? For more than eight

North Dakota’s Democrats Are Sandbagging Gay Rights Legislation

For the fourth time in the last decade legislation to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity failed in the state Legislature (watch video of the floor debate here). Not surprisingly that news inspired frustration and disappointment among some, including U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, the only Democrat elected to statewide office in our state.

Video: With Little Debate, State House Votes Down Bill Banning Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

Last legislative session SB2279, which would have banned discrimination in North Dakota based on sexual orientation or gender identity, prompted a barn burner debate on the House floor were it was ultimately defeated (it had previously passed in the Senate). The bill was divided on the House floor (meaning they voted on different portions of

Legislative Committee Couldn’t Even Stomach Banning Government Discrimination Against Gays

When it comes to the issues surrounding gay rights both sides of the argument are guilty of intransigence. Those on the right who oppose things like marriage equality for homosexuals are quickly being moved to the margins of American politics. But something which has hurt the cause of gay rights are folks on the left

North Dakota Will Again Debate Bill Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation

For the fourth consecutive biennial session the North Dakota Legislature will debate a bill banning discrimination based on sexual orientation. As near as I can tell, this legislation is essentially a duplicate of SB2279 which caused a ruckus when it was voted down last legislative session. The bipartisan bill – HB1386 introduced by openly gay state

Republican Leg Candidates Say They’ve Contacted Law Enforcement Over Destroyed Campaign Signs in Fargo

In wouldn’t be election season without some stories about campaign sign chicanery, but it seems what’s going on with some signs in District 44 is particularly egregious. That district is home to a heated contest between incumbent Senator Tim Flakoll and Rep. Blair Thoreson as well as newcomer state House candidate Gail Nelson on the

Marvin Nelson’s Pro-Life Record Is a Headache for Democrats

Karla Rose Hanson is a Democrat running for the state House in District 44. Current the House seats in that district are held by Republican Blair Thoreson and Democrat Josh Boschee. In a letter to the Fargo Forum recently, Hanson hit Thoreson for voting for a pro-life constitutional amendment which ultimately died on the statewide ballot:

Fargo Business Won't Make Logo For Gay-Friendly Church

Fargo’s St. Mark’s Lutheran Church – a gay-friendly congregation – asked a local business called Custom Graphics Inc., to design a new logo for them. The owner of that business initially worked with them, but after finding out that the design would include rainbow themes which are representative of the homosexual rights movement, he decided he

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North Dakota Lawmakers Have Racked Up Seven Alcohol-Related Traffic Violations In The Last Decade

News this morning is that Minot lawmaker Roger Brabandt, a Republican who represents District 5 in the state House, has pleaded guilty to DUI after hitting a car and a tree with his 2008 Impalla back in December. His BAC level, according to the Minot Daily News, was .195 percent. The legal limit is .08.

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Josh Boschee Is Wrong: North Dakota Has A Spending Problem, Not A Revenue Problem

According to state Rep. Josh Boschee, a first-term Democrat who just announced his re-election bid in District 44, Republicans are to blame for revenue shortfalls and the resulting budget allotments announced by Governor Jack Dalrymple because they cut taxes too much. He says as much in a letter to the editor published in the Fargo Forum