ND: Trans people & allies escape $1,500 fines as bill rejected

Source: SFGate

“As more than a dozen states consider passing anti-transgender legislation this year, North Dakota lawmakers rejected a bill Friday that would have made people pay $1,500 each time they refer to themselves or others with gender pronouns different from the ones they were assigned at birth. ‘The main purpose of the bill was to eliminate state funding for entities including education that would promote, allow or support the ideology of transgenderism,’ said Republican sponsor Sen. David Clemens, of West Fargo. Others testified at a Wednesday Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that the bill is designed to discriminate, and could impact the state’s behavioral health providers. The vote tally came to 39 senators against the bill and eight in favor.” (01/22/23)