The State Senate defeated a bill that would have prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. It would have given gays and lesbians protections in the workplace. Opponents said it could have led to unfair burdens on employers and infringe on religious freedoms. Senator Chris Rothfuss says he’s sorry that the bill would be inconvenient for certain employers, but he added that was the point. But Baggs Senator Larry Hicks says the legislation would do little.