Tech Hosts ACLU LGBT Advocate


Montana Tech will be hosting Ms. Ninia Baehr of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Montana at noon on April 18th in the Big Butte/Highlands room in the Student Union Building. Ms. Baehr is the LGBT Advocacy Coordinator for the ACLU.

At the April 18th event, Ms. Baehr will provide an update on the domestic partnership lawsuit, Donaldson and Guggenheim v. State of Montana, which is scheduled to be heard by the Montana Supreme Court on April 13th. She will also show a short video of the 2012 St. Patrick’s Day Parade featuring interviews with gay and straight Butte residents and showing the reactions of bystanders to this openly-LGBT parade contingent.

"Events that provide for the civil discourse on current topics and issues enhance our learning Tech Learning environment," said Tech Dean of Students, Paul Beatty.  "This event also provides a forum to explore resources, or potential resources, available to our LGBT students and their straight allies." 

Students, faculty and staff as well as interested community members are invited to this free presentation.  Light refreshments will be served.