How to find the best state of Montana
Posted On July 2, 2021
The Montana Legislature has passed a bill to ban discrimination against LGBT people in government, but the Senate will still have to vote on the legislation.
The bill would make it a felony for a public official to discriminate against someone on the basis of their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, gender transition, gender-nonconforming status, intersex status, or any other basis protected by the Montana Human Rights Act.
The Montana Human Resources Commission is tasked with enforcing the law and is tasked by the governor to make sure Montana does not discriminate against LGBT citizens.
The bill has been under review for weeks, but has now passed out of committee with a 60-42 vote.
It was originally introduced by Sen. Greg Ball and passed out the House and Senate with overwhelming support.
The Senate passed the bill last month, with no amendments.
The measure now moves to the House of Representatives where it will likely be reintroduced in the near future.
It would go into effect if it passes the Senate.
If you would like to support LGBTQ rights in your state, consider donating to the Trevor Project or other organizations.
The Trevor Project is a national non-profit that provides free crisis intervention and support to LGBT people who need it most.
You can donate here: https://www.trevorproject.org/donate