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Anti-Discrimination Ordinance Passes in Butte

BUTTE -

After almost four months of reviews, revisions, discussions and public comments, the Butte-Silver Bow Council of Commissioners passed an anti-discrimination ordinance.

On Wednesday night, the Council of Commissioners voted 10 to 2 in favor of passing the ordinance that will ban any discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders.

Butte will become the third city in the state to adopt such an ordinance, following Missoula and Helena.

In this case, the ordinance is very similar to Missoula's in that transgender men or women will be able to choose which public restroom or locker room they would like to use.

There was very little public discussion about the ordinance at Wednesday night's meeting, just one opponent and one proponent.

Like other Butte ordinances, this one will go into effect in 30 days.

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