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Published January 22, 2013, 06:11 PM

North Dakota leaders introducing legislation to protect LGBT housing rights

Bismarck, ND (WDAY TV) - Several North Dakota leaders are introducing legislation to protect the LGBT community. Backers of the bill gathered in Fargo to introduce the proposal.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Bismarck, ND (WDAY TV) - Several North Dakota leaders are introducing legislation to protect the LGBT community. Backers of the bill gathered in Fargo to introduce the proposal.

The bill would amend the North Dakota Fair Housing and Human Rights Acts by adding sexual orientation. Current North Dakota laws do not include sexual orientation on the list of banned discriminatory practices.

Tom Giebiger – Attorney, Bill Advocate: “The people this legislation is designed to protect from losing their jobs or their homes because they're gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, are our sons, daughters, brothers, sisters.”

Minnesota already has similar laws in place.

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