"Governor Doug Burgum" by Office of the Governor, State of North Dakota / CC BY-SA 4.0

North Dakota governor blasts party’s anti-LGBTQ resolution

Jul 24, 2020

By the Associated Press

North Dakota’s Republican governor on Thursday blasted an anti-LGBTQ resolution that was passed by hundreds of his party’s delegates, calling it insulting and divisive.

The resolution — one of dozens of party policy statements in a passed by this spring by mail-in ballot — states that many “LGBT practices are unhealthy and dangerous, sometimes endangering or shortening life and sometimes infecting society at large.”

Gov. Doug Burgum issued a statement Thursday denouncing the resolution.

“As I’ve long said, all North Dakotans deserve to be treated equally and live free of discrimination,” Burgum said. “There’s no place for the hurtful and divisive rhetoric in the NDGOP resolutions.”

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