Zac Linton and Kody Christensen, a same-sex couple who have been together since 2014, own a fitness studio in Billings and have a great support network of family and friends. While neither has faced direct discrimination, they know that many other LGBTQ people in states all across the country do. They know that everyone, including LGBTQ people, just want to be judged on the merit of their character and be given a fair shot – nothing more, nothing less.
“There are a lot of people who don’t agree with LGBTQ people or don’t approve – but that shouldn’t keep you from getting a job or receiving a promotion,” Kody said. “It doesn’t make sense that you have to worry about who you are or who you’re in love with when you’re trying to live your life.”