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SB 2279 - Prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation

Date Introduced: 19 January 2015
Author/Sponsor: Senators Nelson, Grabinger, and Warner; Representatives Beadle, Boschee, and Maragos


  • 19 January 2015, supporters of this legislation testified that the legislation is an “extension” of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, adding prohibitions against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity to existing North Dakota laws that prohibit discrimination based on such things as race, age, disability and political affiliation. . The bill has exemptions for religious organizations. Referred to the Judiciary Committee.
  • 2 February 2015, heard by the Judiciary Committee, which voted 4-2 to give the bill a “do not pass” recommendation.
  • 17 February 2015, the Senate passed the legislation 25-22, voting to send it to the House.
  • 17 February 2015, North Dakota Senate approves LGBT‑inclusive anti-discrimination bill - By James MacPherson, AP via LGBTQNation



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