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Around the Region: North Dakota lawmakers debate LGBTQ nondiscrimination bill

North Dakota A bill to ban discrimination against LGBTQ North Dakotans was heard for the first time in 2017, KTVQ reports: A bill to add...

Around the Region: South Dakota governor promises veto of anti-transgender bill

South Dakota South Dakota's governor promised to veto anti-transgender legislation that lands on his desk, the Associated Press reports: South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says...

Around the Region: North Dakota bill would ban discrimination against LGBTQ people

North Dakota North Dakota lawmakers are considering a bill (HB1386) to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the Associated Press reports: For...

Around the Region: North Dakota Senate blocks marriage equality update to state statutes

North Dakota The North Dakota Senate rejected a measure to change state statutes to reflect marriage equality, the Bismarck Tribune reports: The North Dakota Senate...

Around the Region: Sioux Falls Two-Spirit woman is 2nd trans murder victim 2017

South Dakota A South Dakota Two-Spirit woman appears to be the second transgender victim of homicide in 2017, KSFY reports: Friends of Jamie Lee Wounded...

Around the Region: Fargo Diocese sues for right to discriminate against transgender persons seeking...

North Dakota The representatives of the Roman Catholic Church in Fargo are suing the federal government for the right to discriminate against transgender people in...

Around the Region: Anti-transgender bills likely in WI and SD; suit in ND alleges...

South Dakota The Associated Press reports that a religious right group in South Dakota will be pushing anti-transgender legislation in January: The leader of a...

Around the Region: UW Milwaukee under fire for hosting anti-transgender speaker

Wisconsin Anti-transgender, openly gay white nationalist Milo Yiannopoulos went after a transgender student in his speech in Milwaukee last week, New York Magazine reports: On...

Around the Region: Green Bay Packers join WI LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Wisconsin The Green Bay Packers have joined the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce, CBS Sports reports: The Green Bay Packers are now members of a...

Around the Region: Openly gay white nationalist’s Midwest tour hits a few snags

North Dakota Anti-immigrant white nationalist, professional misogynist, and openly gay anti-transgender activist Milo Yiannopoulos was planned to "perform" his "alt-right" provocateur act at North Dakota...