Gov. Burgum vetoes trans pronoun bill

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum vetoes a bill that would have prohibited public schools from referring to students by pronouns that do not reflect the sex assigned to them at birth. Burgum said his problem with the bill is one of local control to remove the discretion of school boards which should accommodate all students’ needs….

Proposed ND bill would criminalize “obscene performances” in front of children

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — North Dakota Republican lawmakers are pushing to pass a bill aimed at “obscene performances” in front of kids. “This bill is vague and I believe that’s intentional. What this bill is is targeting drag performers. It is an anti-LGBTQ+ bill that is targeted at those particularly around performing,” says Cody Schuler, the Advocacy Manager for the…

ACLU of North Dakota launches voting rights campaign

Nearly half of eligible Americans don't vote in presidential elections, according to the PEW Research Center

FARGO, N.D. — The message behind the ACLU of North Dakota’s newest campaign isn’t about who you’re voting for. It’s simply about getting you to vote. According to the Secretary of State’s website, only 61% of eligible voters in North Dakota cast their vote in the 2016 general election. “In a world where truth is harder and harder to come…