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Montana’s unenforceable same‑sex marriage ban to remain in state constitution

Friday, July 3, 2015
Montana state capitol in Helena.
"Words do matter," said Niki Zupanic of the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana. "Even though the ban can't be enforced any longer, keeping them on the books is sending the message that gay and lesbian citizens are second class." ...

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Rainbow pride flag outside Montana VA headquarters garners opposition

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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The rainbow-colored pride flag for the LGBT community flying at Montana Veterans Affairs headquarters has sparked some debate. ...

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15 states urge U.S. Supreme Court to uphold same-sex marriage bans

Monday, April 6, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court
Eight states where same-sex couples can marry are among 15 states urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold same-sex marriage bans and leave the matter to voters and lawmakers. ...

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Montana House narrowly defeats ‘religious freedom’ bill on deadlocked vote

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Montana state capitol in Helena.
Gov. Steve Bullock: "What's happening in Indiana is something that shouldn't be happening in Montana. We don't need laws like that imported into our state." ...

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Attempts fail to bring tabled LGBT rights bills to Montana Senate, House floors

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
J. Stephen Conn
Democrats on Monday tried unsuccessfully to "blast" four tabled bills to the Senate and House floors, including one that would ban discrimination against LGBT Montanans. ...

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Ninth Circuit puts hold on Montana appeal of same-sex marriage ruling

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
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The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has granted the attorney general's request to put a hold on his appeal of a court ruling that Montana's ban on same-sex is unconstitutional. ...

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Montana Attorney General asking for delay in same-sex marriage appeal

Friday, February 6, 2015
Attorney General Tim Fox (R-Mont.)
A spokesman for the Montana attorney general says the state will move to delay its appeal of a ruling that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. ...

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Montana Senate panel tables bill that would create statewide LGBT protections

Friday, January 30, 2015
Montana state capitol in Helena.
Montana lawmakers all in one day heard testimony, voted against and then tabled a bill that would provide protections for gay, lesbian, transgender and other people in the state. ...

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Montana lawmakers consider eliminating law banning same‑sex marriage

Friday, January 30, 2015
J. Stephen Conn
Rep. Bryce Bennett of Missoula introduced House Bill 282 in the House Judiciary Committee Friday. The Democrat's bill would remove same-sex couples from a list of prohibited marriages. ...

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Montana High School Association shelves proposed policy for transgender athletes

Friday, January 16, 2015
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The decision to withdraw the proposal came after the four executive board members determined there is insufficient support among the association's member schools. ...

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