Port: Do North Dakota gay rights activists really want to achieve their objectives?
State Rep. Mary Johnson, a Republican from Fargo, has introduced legislation to address alleged discrimination based on sexual orientation in areas like hiring and housing. It’s HB1441, which you can read in full below.
Perhaps more interesting than Johnson’s bill, however, is the reaction from supposed gay rights activists who are coming out in opposition to it. Johnson’s legislation doesn’t include transgendered people, which was a hang-up for this sort of proposal last session. The intent here is to try to find some consensus on this issue, and pass what’s possible.
Because that’s what politics is, right? The art of the possible. But at least one gay rights group isn’t subscribing to that notion, as my colleague John Hageman reports: