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Bozeman City Commissioners Unanimously Pass Nondiscrimination Ordinance

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With all city commissioners giving it a "thumbs up," Bozeman's nondiscrimination ordinance passed on Monday night.

Bozeman city commissioners cast their final vote during the meeting for the proposed nondiscrimination ordinance, which prohibits discrimination based on gender and sexual preference in housing... hiring and public accommodations.

Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the first draft of the ordinance in the beginning of May.

While several religious groups have spoken out against the ordinance, advocates have said it ensures equally opportunity for all residents.

Now, the ordinance will be signed into law.

Montana's governor was quick to react to decision, saying discrimination is bad for the state's economy and businesses.

Governor Steve Bullock added, "I encourage other Montana communities to follow suit in the near future."

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