- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - The five plaintiffs challenging Bozeman’s non-discrimination ordinance will argue their case in court Friday morning.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1EZDWX3) commissioners unanimously approved the ordinance last year, adding language to the city code that seeks to protect against discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation in housing, the workplace and public accommodations.

The lawsuit was filed by five individuals a month later against the city and its commissioners saying they overstepped their authority.

Lawyers for the city question in court filings whether the five plaintiffs can file a lawsuit when they have not been subjected to any enforcement related to it. They also say the city had the authority to pass the law.

Gallatin County District Court Judge John Brown will start hearing arguments at 9 a.m.

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Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com

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