Associated Press, Published January 08 2013
North Dakota's first openly gay lawmaker wants to work for all
Democratic Rep. Joshua Boschee is among a freshman class of 25 lawmakers who began work Tuesday on the session's opening day. He says he was elected because of his platform, not because he's gay.
The 30-year-old Boschee is a student adviser at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He used to write a column for a weekly Fargo newspaper he says was “wittily called” the Gay Agenda.
He says his agenda in Bismarck will include supporting bills on daycare regulations, tax relief, nutrition in schools and bolstering regulations that ban discrimination for housing based on sexual orientation.
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