Nondiscrimination ordinances can be as good for business as they are for the people whose civil rights they protect.
With the draft nondiscrimination ordinance as the last item on its agenda tonight, the Billings City Council can expect to hear again from many passionate proponents and opponents. The meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. is a work session where no formal votes will be taken.
There is a part of the nondiscrimination argument that I cannot get behind anymore. And it is coming from supporters of the ordinance.
The first three words of the U.S. and Montana’s Constitutions — We the People — are words of inclusion. No natural person is excluded. We the People includes everybody; no exceptions.
At the end of the longest City Council meeting in Billings’ history, the council majority did the right thing. They voted to start reviewing a draft nondiscrimination ordinance at the June 16 work session.
The city of Billings is considering a non-discrimination ordinance similar to those adopted by Missoula, Helena, Butte and Bozeman. It is my opinion that the foregoing self-government cities acted in excess of their legal authority. My purpose is to point out how the enactment of such an ord…
More than six hours after commencing its Tuesday night meeting, a divided Billings City Council voted to order city staff to suspend work on the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance.
A year ago this week, Gov. Steve Bullock signed Senate Bill 107, repealing an archaic state law that made it a felony to be in a same-sex relationship in the state of Montana, a “crime” punishable by fines of up to $50,000 and 10 years in jail.
Not in Our Town Billings will host a town hall meeting to discuss the impact of hate and intolerance within the community.
I believe each one of us has the moral obligation to leave this place in as good or better shape than we found it for our kids and grandkids. That responsibility also means making sure everyone has the opportunity to succeed regardless of whom he or she loves. We’re at a decisive moment in o…
Getting through adolescence is hard enough.
BOZEMAN – As a 13-year-old Catholic boy growing up in Twin Bridges, population less than 400, D Gregory Smith knew he was different from other boys his age.
TAP 365 and the YMCA Writer’s Voice invite the public to "Sip 4 Pride: A Meet & Greet with Montana author Bobbie Zenker."
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgendered people deserve both legal and spiritual rights in their day-to-day lives, said the Rev. Gil Caldwell, a civil rights activist, at a Saturday gathering.
The conservative candidates in the last election built their wins on what are now apparent misrepresentations. Since they have been in office, they have been working to pass legislation that intrudes further into the lives of Montanans than any other Legislature in history. The real scary th…
CHEYENNE — Legislation to prohibit recognition of same-sex marriages from outside Wyoming advanced further in the state House of Representatives on Friday.
DES MOINES - Applications are now available for the 2011 Matthew Shepard Scholarship Program, which honors openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Iowa high school seniors.