MINOT –– With news that Senate Bill 2279 would soon be on the Senate floor, many LGBT allies and activists throughout the state sprang into action.
The activity may have helped; despite the Senate Judiciary Committee’s recommendation (a 4 to 2 vote) not to pass SB 2279, the bill indeed succeeded, by a narrow 25-22 vote. The bill will now go to the North Dakota House of Representatives.
“I am very happy for the support in the Senate and hope for more of the same in the House,” Scott said after it was announced that the Senate passed SB 2279. “We need this now more than ever.”
Anyone who wants to get involved in future efforts can visit the “One ND” Facebook page.
Image: Dan Scott and James Lowe, both of Minot, participated in grassroots efforts Monday to encourage people to urge their senators to vote yes for Senate Bill 2279, a bill that would help provide anti-discrimination laws based on sexual orientation or gender identity.