Another Blow to Gianforte's Discrimination Agenda
Today, Gallatin County District Judge John Brown dismissed a lawsuit that attempted to overturn Bozeman's non-discrimination ordinance. The ordinance went into effect in July 2014 after it passed by a unanimous vote in the Bozeman City Commission.
Greg Gianforte led the fight against Bozeman's non-discrimination ordinance and even wrote in an email to Mayor Jeff Krauss and the Bozeman City Commission: "Homosexual advocates try to argue that businesses are leery of locating in towns that aren't friendly to homosexuals, I believe the opposite is truer."
In response to today's court decision, Nancy Keenan, Executive Director of the Montana Democratic Party issued the following statement:
"Today Greg Gianforte's discriminatory agenda lost, and equality won. Bozeman's non-discrimination ordinance protects its residents, supports equality, and strengthens our local economy. Gianforte's backwards agenda supporting discrimination pits neighbors against neighbors, kills job creation, and again proves that he is wrong for Montana."