Our friends and family in the LGBTQ community deserve kindness just like every other North Dakotan. LGBTQ people simply want to live their lives in a community that respects and accepts them. ... Temporarily flying a flag to represent kindness does not harm anyone.
Attacks on human rights come from many sources and are couched in both passive and active measures. North Dakota Human Rights Coalition in its 20 year existence of advocating for full human rights for all North Dakota residents is used to dealing with individuals.
The town hall was called in response to recent comments made by Shelly Peterson, the president of the North Dakota Long Term Care Association, wrongly speculating that New Americans were responsible for COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes.
An unfortunate situation arose this past week when a news story developed around COVID-19 cases in Fargo-area nursing homes and noted that past federal inspections indicated there were failures to sufficiently address infection control procedures at these facilities.
BISMARCK — When North Dakota lawmakers voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in early 1975, Art Link was the state’s governor, "Jaws" was months away from hitting theaters and Jimmy Hoffa’s whereabouts were still known.
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Legislature re-opened the debate on banning discrimination based on sexual orientation Wednesday, Jan. 23, as supporters who again urged lawmakers to add LGBT protections to state law were turned down by a Senate committee that refused to endorse a proposed bill.
BISMARCK — North Dakota lawmakers are making another push to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation with a pair of scaled-back proposals meant to be more palatable to the Republican-controlled Legislature.