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Group wants sexual orientation to be protected class in North Dakota

The North Dakota Human Rights Coalition announced proposed legislation today that would add sexual orientation, including gender identity, as a protected class in the state, the Fargo Forum reports.   

The measure, if passed, would amend the North Dakota Human Rights Act and Fair Housing Act to include sexual orientation as a protected class. It would prohibit discrimination in housing, employment, credit transaction and use of public accommodations, the release said.

In Minnesota, sexual orientation was added as an additional protected class to Minnesota’s existing Human Rights Act in 1993.

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