UPDATE: Legislators tried to override Gov. Burgum's veto of Senate Bill 2231 but failed.
Senate Bill 2231 would prohibit schools from adopting inclusive policies that acknowledge the gender identity of their students. The ACLU of North Dakota opposes this bill.
No one is harmed by allowing teachers, administrators and counselors to create a safe and welcoming educational environment for students in our public schools. Additionally, the decision to adopt policies that acknowledge the gender identity of students should be made by local entities – not dictated by our state legislators.