Together Mary Leslie and her partner Stacey Haugland of Bozeman, MT, make up one of six couples filing a suit against the state of Montana for denying their rights of privacy, dignity, pursuit of life's necessities, equal protection and due process as guaranteed in the state constitution. Basically the goal of the lawsuit Donaldson and Guggenheim v. State of Montana is to see 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. Mary Leslie speaks here about why she is involved in the lawsuit and what has been the public's reaction to her.
Video footage by Robin Marlowe.
TRUTH IN PROGRESS is documenting this lawsuit through the eyes of Jan Donaldson and Mary Anne Guggenheim. We'll have exciting news to announce very soon about how TiP will be joining forces with ACLU MT to educate the public about relationship recognition.
Montana joins Selma and Birmingham, AL, and soon San Francisco and New York City as ongoing story lines of the larger LGBT Equality Movement that TiP is following!