Nearly 250 people rallied in downtown Billings on Monday evening to show their support for continuing efforts to pass an ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, which the Billings City Council defeated on Aug. 13.
Supporters of the nondiscrimination ordinance were busy distributing donated pitas, chips and bottles of water to those waiting to testify Monday afternoon — proponents and opponents alike.
Nondiscrimination ordinances can be as good for business as they are for the people whose civil rights they protect.
Even as city staff continues using City Council input to revise language in Billings’ proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, the council voted 6-5 Monday to seek an opinion from Attorney General Tim Fox’s office on whether it’s legal for Billings to enact such an ordinance.
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.
On the night the Bozeman City Commission unanimously approved first reading of a nondiscrimination ordinance, people on both sides got a head start testifying before the Billings City Council on Monday.
More than 80 people packed the Billings Public Library community room Wednesday for what Liz Welch called “the beginning of a conversation” to end discrimination in Billings.
TEDx Billngs provides lectures on the arts and sciences at the Billings Public Library.
Friday’s 29th Annual Holiday Parade included an elf juggling fiery torches, walking Christmas gifts, all kinds of references to Ralphie and his “A Christmas Story” adventures — and, as is traditional, a visit from Santa Claus to conclude the 65-minute downtown extravaganza, sponsored by Down…
Liz Welch of the American Civil Liberties Union.
TEDx Billings host Drake Smith and event coordinator Liz Welch talk about organizing a daylong idea exchange during the first live TEDx talk at the new Billings library.
Volunteers from several social-justice groups are gathering on Saturday and Monday to build momentum for fairness and acceptance in Billings.
Opinions on same-sex marriage are divisive, as shown by opposing rallies in Billings on Saturday afternoon.
Disc golf enthusiasts, having won the right to keep their sport in Pioneer Park, are moving forward with plans to rehabilitate the disc golf course there and to open a new winter course at Pioneer.
Not only do I live only a few doors down from Pioneer Park, I utilize all the park has to offer on an almost daily basis. I usually sit on the hill and read while my daughter plays disc golf and am often amazed at the community that this sport has created. A community, not a gang. I see fam…