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Commissioners Hear Comment on Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

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Almost 100 people attended Wednesday night's public hearing at the Butte-Silver Bow County Commissioner's meeting, discussing a proposed ordinance that would ban discrimination against the L.G.B.T. community.

Prior to Wednesday's meeting, proponents of the ordinance held a rally at the courthouse to show their support and raise awareness of the issues they face.

The peaceful rally featured guest speakers and music symbolizing their support.

The discussed ordinance would prohibit employers, landlords, and the community from discriminating against gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgenders.

Wednesday night both supporters and opponents voiced their opinions.

"I think it will make Butte a safer place and I think it will make Butte more attractive to professionals, and graduates," said Jasper Caraway, a Montana Tech student who supports the proposal.

"A lot of people have core values and those are compromised and we're forced into a place where we have to compromise under laws that are probably unjust and very, very biased in the opposite direction," said Rose Everett-Martin, a Butte resident.

The Council of Commissioners listened to public comment on the topic.

In three to four weeks, they are expected to make a final vote on the proposed ordinance.

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