The city of Helena, Montana may be next to join the “national trend” in passing laws to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from employment discrimination.  Already, Bozeman and Missoula have such laws.

Interestingly, what also may be included in the proposed law is non-discrimination based upon “familial status,” which, according to Helena City Attorney Jeffrey Hindoien (who is drafting the proposed law) “isn’t presently covered, expressly as a protected class for purposes of employment under either state or federal law."