Content Filed Under: Montana

All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Treasure State.


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In State After State, Americans Reject Anti-Transgender Discrimination on the Ballot

By Shane Stahl • July 3, 2018, 10:28 am A compilation of instances where voters have rejected anti-transgender discrimination.
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Anti-LGBTQ Campaign to Force Transgender Discrimination onto the Ballot Fails in Montana

By Adam Polaski • June 30, 2018, 12:32 pm Today news broke that opponents of LGBTQ equality in Montana failed to submit the necessary number of signatures to qualify a discriminatory anti-transgender ballot measure proposed for the November 2018 election.
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Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session for LGBTQ Nondiscrimination

By Shane Stahl • June 2, 2018, 4:44 pm A look at the Highs and Lows of the 2018 Legislative Session – and how everything that happened this year builds momentum toward future gains and fuels the LGBTQ movement for the months and years to come.
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Blockbuster Week for Transgender Students: Big Developments in Cases Involving Dignity & Discrimination

By Adam Polaski • May 25, 2018, 12:13 pm This week wraps up one of the busiest weeks of litigation ever in the ongoing fight in the courts to secure LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections – and increase understanding among more Americans on what it means to be transgender.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: A New Campaign Launches, Existing Campaigns Move Forward, and Anti-LGBTQ Bills Continue in CO and OK

By Shane Stahl • April 20, 2018, 4:46 pm What you might have missed in LGBTQ nondiscrimination news and highlights for the week of April 15, including stories from Colorado, New Hampshire, Montana, Oklahoma, and Massachusetts.
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‘Free and Fair Montana’ Launches to Stave Off Dangerous Anti-Transgender Ballot Initiative

By Shane Stahl • April 17, 2018, 10:06 am Free and Fair Montana has launched their campaign to fend off a dangerous ballot initiative that would discriminate against transgender people using the bathroom that corresponds to their gender identity.
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After Being Told ‘I Do Not Rent to Your Kind,’ Montana Woman Shares Power of Storytelling

By Adam Polaski • December 21, 2017, 1:06 pm Kathleen O'Donnell shares her story of housing discrimination against her and her wife Casey, and makes the case for why this should never be allowed.
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Montana Legislators Sneak in Anti-Transgender Attacks During Special Session

By Shane Stahl • November 15, 2017, 1:23 pm On Tuesday, Montana lawmakers convened a special session of the legislature, ostensibly to discuss the state’s budget problems; however, during the session, a small group of Senators co-opted discussion and introduced a bill that would stop a rule making it easier for transgender Montanans to change the gender marker on their birth certificate to match the gender they live every day.
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Montana’s Largest Newspaper Features Powerful Editorials Against Proposed Anti-Transgender Initiative

By Adam Polaski • August 7, 2017, 7:05 pm This weekend the largest newspaper in Montana, The Billings Gazette, published two editorials against an anti-transgender proposal that would single out transgender people for discrimination.
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Montana Woman Who Faced Housing & Employment Discrimination Testifies for LGBT Non-Discrimination

April 20, 2017, 11:29 am LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination is something that Kathleen knows would strengthen Montana immeasurably – it's a vital step forward that is critical to ensuring no one faces discrimination because of who they are or who they love.
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Montana Momentum: Lawmakers Block Dangerous Anti-Transgender Ballot Measure

By Adam Polaski • March 27, 2017, 6:39 pm Today, March 27, the Montana House Judiciary Committee defeated a bill calling for a statewide ballot initiative that would have prohibited transgender individuals from using the restroom that matches their gender identity.
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In Hearing, Dozens of Montanans Oppose Anti-Transgender Restroom Restrictions Bill

By Adam Polaski • March 23, 2017, 3:43 pm If approved, the measure will be put before the voters of Montana in November of 2018, a strategy opponents of LGBT equality have recently pushed hard.
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After Months of Digging in on Anti-LGBT HB2, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is Poised to Lose Reelection Bid

By Adam Polaski • November 10, 2016, 2:17 pm Beyond North Carolina, there were other bright spots last night that we should remember. These local victories are reminders that we can and will continue making progress in our communities.
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LGBT Groups Launch Petition Drive Against Anti-Transgender Lawsuit

By Adam Polaski • October 5, 2016, 11:35 am Today Freedom for All Americans (FFAA) and more than a dozen state equality campaigns and organizations across the country launched a petition drive calling out attempts to roll back existing protections for transgender Americans.
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Montana Supreme Court Affirms LGBT-Inclusive Non-Discrimination Ordinance in Bozeman

By Adam Polaski • August 4, 2016, 11:48 am The Montana Supreme Court this week ruled to effectively uphold the ordinance by affirming a lower court's dismissal of a challenge to the ordinance.