Government officials cannot impose their personal moral values on others. Doing so violates our First Amendment rights. We’re thrilled that Gov. Burgum agrees.
Gov. Burgum and supporters of House Bill 1254 have chosen fearmongering, misrepresentations, intimidation and extremist politics over the rights of families and the lives of transgender youth in North Dakota.
Signing House Bill 1249 and House Bill 1489 into law is shameful and only reinforces the incorrect notion that transgender students are not entitled to the same dignity and respect as all students.
Senate Lawmakers Pass ‘Slate of Hate,’ Sending Eight Discriminatory Anti-Trans Bills to Gov. Burgum; ACLU Responds
This is not just one or two bad bills. This is a well-orchestrated slate of hate to push trans people out of public life,” Schuler said. “Discrimination against a marginalized group is a distraction from the state’s real needs and hurts us all.
The practice of being intentional about using pronouns – and asking others about the pronouns they use – is all about respect. It shouldn’t be controversial! We’re thrilled that House lawmakers failed to override Gov. Burgum’s veto of Senate Bill 2231.
Discriminatory bills like Senate Bill 2231 are motivated by ignorance, misinformation and fear. We’re thrilled with Gov. Burgum’s decision to veto this bill.