May 23, 2014
by G. Redd
The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana filed a complaint on Thursday reviving a challenge to the state's same-sex marriage ban that was dismissed in December 2012. In contrast to previous cases, this complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief specifically targets the 2004 state ...[read more]
December 18, 2012
by Benjamin Minegar
The Montana Supreme Court on Monday affirmed a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit seeking legal status for same-sex relationships. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) originally filed suit in July 2010 on behalf of six same-sex couples alleging that state law prohibited them from ...[read more]
December 14, 2011
by Zach Gordon
JURIST Guest Columnist Shannon Gilreath of Wake Forest University School of Law says that the current litigation strategy seeking marriage rights for same-sex couples only tinkers around the edges of heteronormative institutions when it should be seeking separate institutions that reject these ...[read more]
November 16, 2011
by Max Slater
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Monday filed a brief in its appeal to the Montana Supreme Court arguing that denying partnership benefits to same-sex couples violates the Montana state constitution. The ACLU opined that a district judge's April dismissal of a lawsuit by six same-sex ...[read more]
September 13, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
Betsy Griffing, Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana, argues that despite a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in Montana, the equal protection guarantees of the state constitution and Montana Supreme Court precedent require the recognition of same-sex ...[read more]
August 5, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) appealed a case over same-sex domestic partnerships Thursday to the the Montana Supreme Court, arguing that denying partnership rights to same-sex couples violates the state constitution. The ACLU filed a notice of appeal in Donaldson and Guggenheim v. ...[read more]
April 22, 2011
by Andrea Bottorff
A Montana judge has dismissed a lawsuit that had called for the state to provide legal status to same-sex relationships. The lawsuit, filed in July by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Montana's First Judicial District Court on behalf of seven same-sex couples, had alleged that the ...[read more]
November 11, 2010
by Drew Singer
Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit by seven same-sex couples seeking rights equal to married couples. The lawsuit, filed in July by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) alleges that the state has limited the couples' decision-making powers regarding ...[read more]
July 23, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to force Montana to provide legal status to same-sex relationships. The lawsuit, filed in Montana's First Judicial District Court on behalf of seven same-sex couples, seeks declaratory judgment that the state must provide a ...[read more]
April 9, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Betsy Griffing: This challenge to the lethal injection protocol is based primarily upon violation of the Montana Constitution, rather than violations of the United States Constitution. We feel that two provisions in the Montana Constitution make this challenge particularly strong. First, we a... ...[read more]

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