GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) _ City leaders are considering whether to make Grand Forks the first North Dakota community to ban employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
City Councilman Bret Weber says if the measure passes it could be the start of a statewide trend. He says Fargo, Grafton and Mandan are waiting to see the outcome of the proposed amendment to Grand Forks law defining classes protected from discrimination.
The amendment shares the intent of an antidiscrimination bill that failed in the state Senate earlier this year.
The Grand Forks City Council could give final approval to the amendment as early as Monday. Opponents worry that it would infringe on the religious and property rights of others.