Late in 2013 organizations started speaking before the City Commission to adopt, or not, an ordinance that would protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people against discrimination in the workplace, housing and public accommodations. At the time there wasn't even draft language yet both side kept voicing their concerns. The draft language was released last week.

The Draft Ordinance that accompanies this Memorandum is meant to be a
starting point for the formal discussion of the contents of a potential Bozeman Nondiscrimination Ordinance.
We should first discuss whether we want to pass an NDO and why. Then we should discuss its contents.
Therefore, please note that this Memorandum is not meant to address the reasons for or against the passage of an NDO, rather it is to articulate what an NDO might look like so as to make the discussion more concrete.

Commission meetings are televised live on cable channel 20 and streamed live at

And take a listen to my recent conversation with Matthew Monforton -- Matthew opposes the NDO