Montana GOP Senator proposes to strike anti-LGBT law
Sep 22, 2010 at 01:30 pm
Posted by Marnee Banks on krtv.com:
"Brueggeman says he expects to roll out draft language in the upcoming weeks.
"This comes after news hit the press about the Montana Republican Party adopting a platform to keep acts of homosexuality illegal.
"Brueggeman, a Republican, says this isn't a partisan issue, noting, 'It's about standing up for individual liberties.'
"He says even though the law hasn't been enforced in Montana, and it was ruled as unconstitutional, he still wants to remove the language.
"'It's an embarrassing reminder of an old time where people's thoughts were different,' Brueggeman says.
"He says the mere presence of a statement which outlaws homosexuality is incredibly offensive.
"'Is it politically a little touchy? Yeah, but that is not why we get elected. We get elected to do the right thing,' Brueggeman adds.
"The Montana Republican Party was contacted for a response, and mid-day on Monday officially issued a 'no comment.'
"The Montana Democrats issued the following statement in response to Senator Brueggeman's announcement: 'Montana Democrats are happy to see Brueggeman stand up and do the right thing. There’s no place in Montana for discrimination of any kind. Hopefully, his Republican peers will also see the light and help move Montana forward by joining us in preserving individual freedoms for every citizen.'"
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