Tag Archives: Montana

Montana Democrat Launches Bid For Congress With Gay Marriage Ad

Montana Democrat Dave Strohmaier has gotten on our radar with this ad launching his campaign for Congress.

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MONTANA: Supreme Court To Hear Partner Benefits Case For Same-Sex Couples

On Friday the Montana Supreme Court will hear the case of six same-sex couples who have sued to have their partners covered by their package of employee benefits. The Montana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Donaldson & Guggenheim, et al. v. State of Montana on Friday at the University of Montana. The session will start …

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Busted Preacher: The Gays Did It

Anti-gay activist Pastor Harris Himes, who yesterday surrendered in Montana on six felony fraud counts, told reporters that it was the gays (and others) who set him up. Himes was required to surrender his passport and will next appear in District Court on either Oct. 6 or Oct. 20. He didn’t keep a low profile after leaving the Ravalli County …

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MONTANA: Leading Anti-Gay Activist Charged With Six Felony Fraud Counts

Pastor Harris Himes (above, at the microphone), the most well-known anti-gay activist in Montana, has been charged with six felony counts of theft and fraud related to a business scheme he allegedly orchestrated with another pastor. Ravalli County Sheriff Chris Hoffman said Harris Himes turned himself in Wednesday morning after learning that there was a warrant for his arrest. District …

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Remember The Asshat Legislator Who Tried To Repeal LGBT Rights In Montana?

She’s totally a closeted lesbian. So says my very trusted tipster who adds this about Montana state GOP Rep. Kristin Hansen: “She lives with a woman who she introduces to others as her ‘friend’ but has confirmed to a handful of people is her partner. The partner’s ex has also been telling people what’s up.” Hansen was first elected to …

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Montana State GOP Rep Celebrates: Gays Can’t Act Gay In Public In My State

Montana GOP state Rep. Bill Peterson claims that since the state legislature blocked a recent move to decriminalize homosexuality, there are happily still two laws which he can use to persecute gay people. According to Peterson, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, there are at least two prosecutable offenses—felonies punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $50,000 …

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Montana GOP Rep Defends Drunk Drivers

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MONTANA: House Blocks Bill To Decriminalize Homosexuality

Yesterday the Montana House blocked an attempt to bring a bill decriminalizing homosexuality to a vote before the the full body. Earlier this month the GOP-led Montana House Judiciary Committee tabled the bill, but last night openly gay Rep. Diana Sands tried to force the issue before the full chamber. The motion by Rep. Diane Sands, D-Missoula, to blast Senate …

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MONTANA: Anti-Gay Rights Bill Fails

Tea Party-backed GOP Rep. Kristen Hansen’s attempt to overturn all LGBT rights laws in Montana has been sent back to committee in the state Senate, probably never to be heard from again. The Senate Local Government Committee passed House Bill 516 last week. But the bill was returned to the committee Tuesday and chairman Sen. Jon Sonju says it is …

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MONTANA: House Committee Kills Bill Decriminalizing Homosexuality

It’s still technically illegal to be gay in Montana, thanks to their GOP-led House Judiciary Committee which today voted down a bill which would have brought the state in line with the Supreme Court’s landmark 2003 ruling in Lawrence Vs. Texas. Somebody needs to orchestrate an arrest by a gay-friendly cop and then sue the fuck out of Montana, pronto.

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MONTANA: Bill To Ban All Local LGBT Rights Passes House 60-39

Montana’s House yesterday voted 60-39 to approve Rep. Kristin Hansen’s bill to ban all local LGBT rights ordinances in the state. The House took the first steps Tuesday toward striking down Missoula’s 2010 ordinance that bans discrimination against city residents based on their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. Missoula’s Democratic legislators were infuriated by the passage of House …

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MONTANA: Bill To Ban All Local LGBT Rights Passes Committee Vote

The Tea Party-backed bill to ban local LGBT rights ordinances in Montana today passed a committee vote and will move forward to the full state House. The committee voted to endorse House Bill 516, by Rep. Kristin Hansen, R-Havre, which would prohibit local governments from enacting ordinances or other policies like Missoula’s that include, as a protected class from discrimination, …

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MONTANA: Tea Party Rep Introduces Bill Overturning All Local LGBT Rights

Tea Party-backed Montana GOP Rep. Kristen Hansen has introduced a bill that would overturn all local LGBT rights laws in the state. The bill “limits all local rights ordinances to state-protected classes” of people. Montana House Bill 516. Via Montana Capitol Report, we learn that GOP lawmakers refused to allow opponents of the bill to be heard, even though anti-gay …

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MONTANA: Tea Party Rep Introduces Bill Declaring Global Warming “Beneficial”

Newly elected Tea Party-backed Montana GOP state Rep. Joe Read has introduced a bill declaring that global warming is not only natural, it benefits the economy of his state. From Montana House Bill 429: The legislature finds that to ensure economic development in Montana and the appropriate management of Montana’s natural resources it is necessary to adopt a public policy …

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Montana GOP Rep: We Need Death Penalty To Stop Prisoners With HIV+ Blow Darts

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MONTANA: Bozeman Commission Backs Gay Couples In Lawsuit Against State

The Montana GOP might want to outlaw gay sex, but the Bozeman City Commission is more enlightened. Yesterday Bozeman’s city commissioners unanimously approved a resolution backing a pending lawsuit demanding equal treatment for LGBT couples in Montana. Bozeman, population 27,000, maybe be small by most standards, but they are the fifth largest town in Montana and the very first to …

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MONTANA: Republican Party Wants To “Keep Homosexual Acts Illegal”

The Montana GOP refuses to remove a call to “keep homosexual acts illegal”, which falls under the “Crime” section of their party platform, despite the Supreme Court’s 2003 Lawrence ruling. In fact, they are keeping the plank even though Montana’s own state Supreme Court struck down a ban on gay sex six years before SCOTUS. Montana GOP executive director Bowen …

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MONTANA: Tea Party Head Fired After Facebook Joke About Killing Gays

Montana Tea Party president Tim Ravndal has been fired after making Facebook jokes about the murder of Matthew Shepard in a posting denouncing same-sex marriage and the ACLU. Ravndal’s Facebook friend: “I think fruits are decorative. Hang up where they can be seen and appreciated. Call Wyoming for display instructions.” Ravndal responded: “Where can I get that Wyoming printed instruction …

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MONTANA: State Sued By ACLU On Behalf Of Seven Gay Couples

Today the ACLU filed suit against the state of Montana on behalf of seven same-sex couples in a move to legalize domestic partnerships. Via press release: The goal of this lawsuit is ensure that same-sex couples are able to protect their families with the same kind of legal protections that opposite-sex couples are offered through marriage. Because there is a …

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Family Research Council: Sex Education Will Teach Kids To Be Gay

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