Following a ninety-minute debate, the North Dakota House voted down a bill to ban discrimination based on sexual preference.

The Bismarck Tribune reports Senate Bill 2279 was voted down by a nearly two-thirds majority Thursday. Similar bills in 2009 and 2013 also fell short.

The Tribune reported Tuesday the House Human Services Committee voted 11-2 to give a do-not-pass recommendation to the bill.

[BISMARCK TRIBUNE]