Newspaper Front Page Shames North Dakota Lawmakers Over Anti-Gay Vote

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April 3, 2015 12:36 p.m.

A North Dakota newspaper on Friday plastered across its front page the photos of every state lawmaker that voted down a measure that would have protected LGBT individuals from discrimination.

Fargo-based The Forum’s provocative front page was published amid national outrage over Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which critics argued would allow business owners with religious objections to discriminate against gays and lesbians. Legislators in the Hoosier State later agreed to alter the law to specify that it cannot be used to defend discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

A bill that would have outlawed discrimination based on sexual orientation failed to pass Thursday in the North Dakota House by a vote of two to one, according to local TV station WDAY.

View the front page below via The Newseum:

h/t Dominic Holden

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