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Bozeman passes nondiscrimination ordinance

Published On: Jun 02 2014 08:59:44 PM MDT   Updated On: Jun 02 2014 09:08:32 PM MDT
BOZEMAN, Mont. -

Bozeman City Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt a nondiscrimination ordinance protecting gays, lesbians and transgendered in areas of hiring, housing, and accommodation.

Bozeman is now the fourth Montana city to adopt an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance. Helena, Missoula, and Butte have similar laws on the books.

The law will take 30 days to go into effect.

Deputy Mayor Carson Taylor was absent from the meeting.

The following is a statement from Governor Steve Bullock:

“Tonight, Bozeman has shown important leadership in protecting their residents and visitors from discrimination. Discrimination is bad for the state’s economy and businesses, as well as contrary to the freedoms we expect as Montanans. I encourage other Montana communities to follow suit in the near future.”