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Legislators Propose Anti-Discrimination Bill

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At a news conference Tuesday, local pastors, realtors and attorneys announcing their support for senate bill 2252. "We want to make sure no ones fearful about losing their job and home because of sexual orientation," says Dave Lanpher, Park Company Realtors.

It's a bill that would bring change to North Dakota's fair housing and human rights act. "It would design legislation that would protect people losing their jobs or home based on sexual orientation," says Tim Fiebiger, Attorney. Supporters of the bill say they know people who have chosen to live and work in Minnesota instead of North Dakota because there, they are protected no matter their sexual orientation.

"We want the best of the best to live here. Why not give opportunity to everyone?" Pastor Holly Johnson says it's time that North Dakota supports equal rights for everyone. And those here believe if this bill was passed, it will move North Dakota forward to doing just that. The bill does have bi-partisan support.

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