Dem-NPL Statement on Senate Vote on SB 2303:
Dem-NPL Chairman Warren Larson issued the following statement after the Senate’s failure to pass SB 2303, which would have outlawed discrimination in housing and employment based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
“Once again Senate Republicans are on the wrong side of history and only giving lip service to retaining and attracting new people to North Dakota. It is no secret that North Dakota companies are struggling to recruit new employees and that North Dakota faces challenges in diversifying its economy.
Until Senate Republicans pass legislation that protects all North Dakotans from discrimination, they cannot say they are serious about addressing these problems.”