ND Democrats Want Gov. Dalrymple Executive Order Issued for Anti-Discrimination Bill

North Dakota Democrats want Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple to take executive action on sexual orientation discrimination.

It would only apply to state agencies.

A Dalrymple spokesman says the governor’s office sent a memo to agency heads saying discrimination against anyone is unacceptable.

It is unclear whether he intends to sign the more formal executive order.

Dalrymple said last week that state lawmakers missed an opportunity to protect all gays and lesbians in the state from discrimination when they failed to pass an anti-discrimination bill.