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GF Becomes 1st ND City to Ban Rental Discrimination

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GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) - Grand Forks has become the first North Dakota city to ban rental housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The city council passed the law Monday on a 5-2 vote after nearly two hours of testimony and discussion. 

Supporters say the ordinance provides protection for people of every sexual orientation. Opponents see it as a violation of property rights and religious beliefs.  

Violators of the ordinance are subject to a $500 fine. The ordinance does have some exemptions, including churches and religious housing.

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