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Updated: Kelly McCarthy Fights for Statewide Equality

Update: Join Montanans in Support of LGBTQ Equality at the LGBTQ Lobby Day on Monday, February 20th in Helena at the Capitol McCarthy introduced a statewide non-discrimination bill to prevent discrimination against the LGBTQ community in renting, employment, and public accommodation. The bill is HB…

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Gianforte, Daines get stuffed by invited guest

There was a major shindig this weekend in Bozeman, a Tech Summit at which big hitters from Silicon Valley showed up at the invitation of Steve Daines to tell the crowd how Montana can grow its technology sector and thus increase the number of high…

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GUEST POST: Victim, Hero, or the Face of Hate?

by Justice Jim Nelson, Montana Supreme Court, Retired

The swings in public perception are amazing. Case in point: Kim Davis, the Kentucky Clerk who thumbed her official nose at the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that marriage is a fundamental right of all persons, not just heterosexuals.  Not on Davis’ watch, that is.

No marriage licenses to gays and lesbians would be issued over her official title, because to do so would violate her personal religious beliefs.  That, apparently, is the belief that the Bible and the “loving” God who inspired it and who created all people in his own image, condemns marriages which are not between one man and one woman.

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Governor-wannabe bankrolls pro-hate, anti-Halloween crusade

As the GOP-dominated Montana Legislature narrowly defeated an Indiana-style bill to legalize discrimination, it has come to light that Bozeman billionaire Greg Gianforte has been bankrolling a crusade in favor of such laws. The Alliance Defending Freedom, which was previously called the Alliance Defense Fund, has been the…

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GUEST POST: We’re All Just People

[Note: This is a guest post by Clara Bentler and Kiah Abbey, who is a Program Organizer for Forward Montana.  If you’re interested in a guest post on the Cowgirl Blog email me at mntnacowgirl (at) gmail.com]  **** In the summer of 2014, citizens of…

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Gianforte Weighs In On Montana Tech Rumpus

It was revealed last week that Greg Gianforte, the billionaire tech mogul from Bozeman who apparently believes that the earth is 4,300 years old, has been invited to speak at Montana Tech’s graduation. This touched off a stir,  with stories in Montana and national press….

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