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Not In Our Town Reception

Not In Our Town Reception

Attendees enjoy presentations, food, drinks and like-minded company at the Not In Our Town opening reception Friday the Western Heritage Center.

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Billings UU Fellowship members Susie Henry and Susan Hills

Billings UU Fellowship members Susie Henry and Susan Hills

Billings Unitarian Universalist Fellowship members Susie Henry, left, and Susan Hills, right, chat together at the Not In Our Town opening reception Friday the Western Heritage Center.

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Mayor Hanel greets NOW President Marian Bradley

Mayor Hanel greets NOW President Marian Bradley

Billings Mayor Thomas Hanel greets Marian Bradley, President of the National Organization for Women in Montana at the Not In Our Town opening reception Friday the Western Heritage Center.

June 20, 2014 8:56 pmLoading…
Lyda Adair and Jaq Quanbeck chat with friends

Lyda Adair and Jaq Quanbeck chat with friends

Lyda Adair, left, and Jaq Quanbeck, right, chat with friends at the Not In Our Town opening reception Friday the Western Heritage Center.

June 20, 2014 8:56 pmLoading…
Not In Our Town Reception

Not In Our Town Reception

Community members enjoy food and drink at the Not In Our Town opening reception Friday the Western Heritage Center.

June 20, 2014 8:56 pmLoading…
Who are you? Who are we?

Who are you? Who are we?

Community members engage with the "Who are you? Who are we?" art exhibit created by Billings West High School students at the Not In Our Town opening reception Friday the Western Heritage Center.

June 20, 2014 8:56 pmLoading…
Councilwoman Becky Bird

Councilwoman Becky Bird

Billings City Councilwoman Becky Bird talks with attendees at the Not In Our Town opening reception Friday at the Western Heritage Center.

June 20, 2014 8:56 pmLoading…
Viewing "Who are you? Who are we?"

Viewing "Who are you? Who are we?"

Community members view the "Who are you? Who are we?" art exhibit created by Billings West High School students at the Not In Our Town opening reception Friday the Western Heritage Center.

June 20, 2014 8:56 pmLoading…
Sen. Alan Simpson Freedom to Marry ad

Sen. Alan Simpson Freedom to Marry ad

Former US. Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming talks about how Republican values support the freedom to marry in this television ad.

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Montana equality advocates pursue alternate path to fight same-sex marriage ban

Montana equality advocates pursue alternate path to fight same-sex marriage ban

MISSOULA — Montana’s constitutional definition of marriage as one-man, one-woman is similar to other states where legal decisions have overturned such provisions, but same-sex marriage advocates are following a different strategy for change.

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E.J. Dionne Jr.: How Arizona's anti-gay bill would have hurt religion

WASHINGTON — Social and religious conservatives should have been the first to oppose the Arizona Legislature’s effort to allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples on religious grounds.

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Alan Simpson: Out of the Senate, still outspoken

Alan Simpson: Out of the Senate, still outspoken

CODY, Wyo. — Alan Simpson has spent the better part of two years flying around the country ticking people off, though that’s putting it more politely than the former Wyoming senator does.

March 31, 2013 2:11 pmLoading…

Some in Wyoming see thaw on gay rights issues

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — For years, Democratic lawmakers in Wyoming have floated bills aimed at preventing discrimination against gays and lesbians but have found little support. Now, they seem to have gained some — among Republican lawmakers.

January 27, 2013 2:23 pmLoading…

Gays right supporters must be engaged, mother of slain man says

CASPER,. Wyo. — Judy Shepard has an answer for lawmakers and others who quote the Bible to support their opposition to gay rights.

June 14, 2011 9:36 pmLoading…

School funding, gay rights, DUI highlight upcoming week at the Legislature

HELENA — School funding and education issues, gay rights, voter registration and DUI crackdowns are among the marquee items on the upcoming week’s schedule at the Montana Legislature.

March 12, 2011 3:58 pmLoading…
House passes bill to strike Missoula ban on discrimination against gays

House passes bill to strike Missoula ban on discrimination against gays

HELENA — On a final vote, the House on Wednesday passed and sent to the Senate a bill that would effectively repeal Missoula's 2010 ordinance banning discrimination against city residents based on their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

February 23, 2011 7:53 pmLoading…

Marriage suit vexes gay-rights activists

CHEYENNE — Many gay-rights activists are fuming over a new federal lawsuit challenging Wyoming’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying it’s legally dubious and could undo years of political efforts on a variety of gay-rights issues.

August 28, 2010 11:45 pmLoading…

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