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Montana Advances Religious Refusals, Anti-Trans Bills

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approved by the Senate, the Associated Press reports. The House failed to pass a proposed amendment making clear the act could not be used to override antidiscrimination ordinances in the cities that have them.Gov.

Greg Gianforte, a Republican, is expected to sign the bill into law. Lt. Gov. Kristen Juras told the House Judiciary Committee last month that the governor backs the legislation and “emphasizes this is not a license to discriminate against the LGBT.”Civil rights activists, however, said it could be used to challenge city ordinances that ban discrimination based on factors such as race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

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