Contact Us

Lawsuit Filed to End Montana Defenition of Marriage, Governor Bullock Applauds

Photo courtesy of Bill Pugliano / Stringer / Getty Images

A lawsuit was filed today, May 21 in Federal Court in Great Falls seeking to end the Montana Constitution’s description of marriage as between one man and one woman by judicial decree. As of 2004, the state’s constitution has read that “Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in this state.”

Rolando v. State of Montana

The lawsuit, Rolando v. The State of Montana seeks to remove not only the constitutional description, but all legal descriptions of marriage constituting only one man and one woman, because, the lawsuit claims, they run contrary to the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

The lawsuit includes three couples already in same-sex marriages affirmed by other states (Washington, Hawaii, and Iowa) as well as Angela and Tonya Rolando who are not yet married, but hope to be wed in the state of Montana.

Governor Steve Bullock has already weighed-in on the lawsuit in support of the plaintiffs saying:

“Montanans cherish our freedom and recognize the individual dignity of every one of us. The time has come for our state to recognize and celebrate – not discriminate against – two people who love one another, are committed to each other, and want to spend their lives together.

I look forward to a future where all Montanans have the opportunity to marry the person they love, just as Lisa and I did almost 15 years ago. We are on the path to greater understanding and equality, and we will all be better for it.”

Attorney General Tim Fox will be tasked with defending the State Constitution’s position in his role as Attorney General.

More From News Talk KGVO

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newstalkkgvo.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on News Talk KGVO Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on News Talk KGVO Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!