Next Steps in Billings, Montana
August 18, 2014 by Hope Errico Wisneski, Regional Field Director
Last week, after months of consideration, the Billings City Council failed to pass a non-discrimination ordinance to protect its LGBT residents and visitors from arbitrary discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations.
Local residents, business leaders and community leaders will gather tonight to stand up for fairness, security and dignity in Billings. HRC joins with Pride Foundation, ACLU of Montana, Not in Our Town Billings, Forward Montana Foundation, and Montana Human Rights Network to support efforts to move forward in the wake of last week’s disappointing council vote. We encourage Billings residents to join us in sending the message that Billings is ready an LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance:
Monday, August 18th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Billings First Congregational United Church of Christ
310 N 27th Street
Currently, more than 200 cities and counties nationwide have non-discrimination ordinances that protect residents and visitors from anti-LGBT discrimination. While Billings might have failed to act, dozens of cities have recently passed new non-discrimination ordinances, including Houston, Atlantic Beach and Danville.
HRC is committed to continued work in Billings and across Montana until equality prevails.
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