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Butte, Mont., drafting LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination ordinance

Friday, December 6, 2013

BUTTE, Mont. — The Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners has asked the county attorney to draft an ordinance that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Butte, Mont.

Butte, Mont.

The Montana Standard reports the council approved the motion Wednesday.

The draft ordinance is expected to be similar to one approved in Missoula in 2010 to protect people who are LGBT from housing and hiring discrimination.

Helena has a similar ordinance, but it includes a provision that says in restrooms or places like athletic club locker rooms people should use facilities designated for their biological sex.

Commissioner John Sorich suggested last week that the Butte ordinance include that provision, but the decision was made to work from Missoula’s ordinance.

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13 more reader comments:

  1. Good

    Posted on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 4:44pm
  2. Happy to be born there!

    Posted on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 4:48pm
  3. Jerry Shupe Kayla Yoo go Butte!

    Posted on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 4:49pm
  4. looks like such a quaint little town

    Posted on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 5:00pm
  5. well done

    Posted on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 5:02pm
  6. If Butte, Montana can do it, why not everywhere

    Posted on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 5:11pm
  7. Go Butte

    Posted on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 5:46pm
  8. Yes. Glad they’re looking to Missoula’s version.

    Posted on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 6:10pm
  9. They need an ANTI Bullying law. Montana Anti-Bullying Laws & Policies

    What term is used in the Montana anti-bullying laws?

    There are currently no anti-bullying laws in Montana.

    Posted on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 6:13pm
  10. and Montana is so red!

    Posted on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 11:14pm
  11. baby steps are still steps.

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 12:05am
  12. Now they may not be the “butt” of so many jokes….God Bless them…everyone….!!! I hope they are rewarded with wonderful holidays and years of prosperity….!!

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 12:49am
  13. This is great. Butte must be a really nice town.

    Posted on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 1:16am