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Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Residents sue over non-discrimination ordinance

BOZEMAN — Five Bozeman residents are suing the city, the mayor and city commissioners arguing that the city did not have the legal authority to enact an ordinance that prohibits discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

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NDO supporters rally downtown

NDO supporters rally downtown

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.

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Gazette opinion: City fails to protect those in need of help

Gazette opinion: City fails to protect those in need of help

In the very early hours of Tuesday, the city of Billings made history.

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Your feedback: Billings weighs in on NDO vote

The Billings Gazette asked about the Billings City Council's decision on the non-discrimination ordinance. Here's a selection of responses. 

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Council defeats NDO by 6-5 count

Council defeats NDO by 6-5 count

Saying he doesn’t believe Billings is ready for a nondiscrimination ordinance, Mayor Tom Hanel cast the decisive vote just past 3 a.m. Tuesday to defeat the long-debated measure.

August 12, 2014 4:00 am Photos

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Live coverage: Billings NDO

Live coverage: Billings NDO

Follow along live as the Billings City Council discusses the nondiscrimination ordinance at its Aug. 11 meeting.

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City Council hears more heated discussion over NDO

City Council hears more heated discussion over NDO

Once more, into the fray that has become the extended and often heated public debate over the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, dozens of speakers told the Billings City Council Monday what they thought of the document’s third and final draft.

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Billings City Council discusses NDO

Billings City Council discusses NDO

Follow The Gazette's coverage of the Billings City Council's discussion Monday night of the nondiscrimination ordinance.

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Council gets its third go-around with the NDO on Monday

Council gets its third go-around with the NDO on Monday

The Billings City Council will get its third crack at evaluating the language of the proposed nondiscrimination ordinanceduring a work session Monday.

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Hope Errico Wisneski speaks with Leslie Blair and Suzie Eades

Hope Errico Wisneski speaks with Leslie Blair and Suzie Eades

Hope Errico Wisneski of the Human Rights Campaign speaks with Leslie Blair, left, and Suzie Eades, right, at a reception for small businesses to talk about the nondiscrimination ordinance at Q360 Health on Tuesday.

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Hope Errico Wisneski of the Human Rights Campaign

Hope Errico Wisneski of the Human Rights Campaign

Hope Errico Wisneski of the Human Rights Campaign speaks at a reception for small businesses to talk about the nondiscrimination ordinance at Q360 Health on Tuesday.

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Small business owners and supporters

Small business owners and supporters

Small business owners and supporters gather to talk about the nondiscrimination ordinance at Q360 Health on Tuesday.

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City to craft 3rd draft of nondiscrimination ordinance after hours of testimony

City to craft 3rd draft of nondiscrimination ordinance after hours of testimony

The Billings City Council wrapped up at 12:07 a.m. on Tuesday after hearing from a long line of residents commenting on 13 proposed changes to the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance.

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Live: City Council discusses NDO

Live: City Council discusses NDO

Follow along live as the Billings City Council discusses a proposed nondiscrimination ordinance during its work session Monday, July 7.

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Live coverage: Billings City Council discusses the nondiscrimination ordinance

Live coverage: Billings City Council discusses the nondiscrimination ordinance

Follow along live as the Billings City Council discusses a proposed nondiscrimination ordinance during its work session Monday, July 7.

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NDO, other important items on Monday's council agenda

NDO, other important items on Monday's council agenda

In addition to further work on the language of the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, Monday’s Billings City Council work session, which begins at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers at city hall, includes other important considerations:

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Could Billings vote on non-discrimination ordinance?

Regarding equal rights for LGBT, I have a problem when the ACLU gets involved in this situation. All people are discriminated against and does everyone complain? I was discriminated against by being left handed as I grew up in the right-handed world, discriminated against for a job because t…

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Billings City Council struggles with nondiscrimination ordinance

Billings City Council struggles with nondiscrimination ordinance

The Billings City Council began working on the finer points of a nondiscrimination ordinance Monday, but struggled to progress and even considered putting the issue to a public vote.

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Billings releases draft of nondiscrimination ordinance

Billings releases draft of nondiscrimination ordinance

One week after an all-night session with the nondiscrimination ordinance, the Billings City Council will wade into the topic again during Monday’s work session.

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