North Dakota House panel opposes bill banning anti-LGBT discrimination

North Dakota state capitol in Bismark LGBTQ Nation

North Dakota state capitol in Bismark

North Dakota state capitol in Bismark

BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota House committee is opposing legislation that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in housing, government, public services and the workplace.

The House Human Services Committee voted 11-2 on Tuesday to give the bill a do-not-pass recommendation. The measure now goes to the full House for a vote.

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The Senate passed the bill last month despite the fact that it received a do-not-pass recommendation in committee.

Lawmakers have defeated legislation twice in the past six years that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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