N. Dakota bill would bar people from using pronouns according to gender identity; $1,500 fines threatened

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New York Daily News

Republican lawmakers in North Dakota have introduced legislation seeking to prohibit transgender and nonbinary people from using pronouns according to their gender identity. Senate Bill 1299 states that “words referring to an individual, person, employer, employee, contestant, participant, member, student, or juvenile must be used in the context of that person’s sex as determined at birth. “Any person (who) violates this section must be assessed a fee of one thousand five hundred dollars,” the bill adds. If the person’s gender identity or expression is contested, that determination should be e…

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