We’re confident that a study on the effects of enacting a ban on letting transgender students compete on teams that match their gender identity won’t be favorable to North Dakota.
House Bill 1298 attempts to solve a problem that does not exist, violates the United States Constitution and federal civil rights laws, put North Dakota at risk of losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding and opens up the state to costly litigation.
While many people who take family or medical leave to care for a newborn or family members with serious illnesses or injuries, the accessibility of paid leave is unequal.
House Bill 1289 would significantly extend the amount of time a person must reside in the state and their precinct before becoming eligible to vote.
The bill is an attempt to codify discrimination against transgender youth and undermine the oversight and authority of the North Dakota High School Activities Association to ensure equitable and fair participation in high school sports.
The ACLU of North Dakota opposes Senate Bill 2323. Prohibiting abortion clinics from getting a permit for new construction or building an addition if the clinic is within a 30-mile radius of a school is extreme, and, if passed, would likely be found unconstitutional.