Lawmakers take another run at anti-discrimination bill in ND House

BISMARCK, N.D. - Lawmakers took another run at an anti-discrimination bill in the House Monday after a similar bill was turned down in the senate earlier.

House bill 1441’s purpose is to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The senate's earlier proposal dealt with sexual orientation and gender identity.

Many critics were opposed to Rep. Mary Johnson's, R-Fargo, bill Monday, for similar reasons.

Some who identify as transgender say this bill would only protect Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual people, not the entire LGBTQ plus community.

"I am proposing an amendment to this bill that would include gender orientation, in the group of people who would now have the same rights all of us would,” said Rep. Gretchen Dobervich, D-Fargo.

Dobervich says she will propose the amendment at the next committee meeting.