Postedon Feb 11, 2014 at 02:00 pm
Today, Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) became the 44th United States Senator to co-sponsor the Respect for Marriage Act (S. 1236), the bill that would fully repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, definitively ending federal marriage discrimination and ensuring certainty regardless of where a legally married same-sex couple lives.
Postedon Apr 01, 2013 at 03:29 pm
In the past week, nine U.S. Senators have announced their support for the freedom to marry, explaining how their views have evolved and how they have come to understand that now is the time to stand on the Right Side of History.
Postedon Jun 19, 2012 at 11:00 am
Last week, the Montana Democratic Party approved a freedom to marry plank in the official party platform. Now, MT Senator Max Baucus, who voted to approve the so-called Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, is applauding the decision.
Postedon Jun 11, 2012 at 09:35 am
In the past week, the state Democratic Party organizations in Pennsylvania, Montana, Texas and Wisconsin have modified their official platforms to include a plank calling for the freedom to marry.
Postedon Sep 22, 2010 at 01:30 pm
Republican State Senator John Brueggeman of Polson is taking a stand on LGBT rights, and is proposing a bill which would strike language from Montana law which prohibits homosexuality.
Postedon Jul 23, 2010 at 01:59 pm
The ACLU on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Montana on behalf of several same-sex couples. The couples say the state denies them the same protections straight married couples receive in health care, end-of-life decision-making and inheritance.
Postedon Sep 30, 2008 at 02:47 pm
September 30, 2008
A Missoula District Court judge on Monday confirmed Michelle Kulstad's custody rights to children she raised for years with a same-sex partner, who then sought sole custody when the relationship ended. “To discriminate further against Ms. Kulstad because of her sexual preference in this day and age is no different than telling a person to go to the back of the bus because of her skin color,” District Judge Ed McLean wrote. [Link]