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Missoula council bans discrimination against gays


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The Missoula City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday that protects residents from housing and employment discrimination based on "actual or perceived" sexual orientation and gender identity. "Most of us can't remember civil rights in action," said Councilwoman Stacy Rye, an ordinance sponsor. "This is it for us. This is our lifetimes." Council members voted 10-2 early Tuesday in favor of the ordinance, which the Montana Human Rights Network says is the first of its kind in the state. "Hopeful ly our act ions tonight will ripple through Montana from Libby to Billings, from Dillon to Wolf Po...

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