Truth in Progress is co-sponsoring with the ACLU of Montana the FAIR IS FAIR Montana Tour September 17-26, 2011, to promote same-sex relationship recognition. Why are we focusing on Montana? Here are some reasons! Laura W. Murphy, Director of ACLU Washington Legislative Office, talks about why legislative action on social issues in the state of Montana is significant to the rest of the country.

Footage by Robin Marlowe

TIP Coverage of District Court Hearing of Donaldson and Guggenheim vs. State of Montana in front of the Honorable Judge Jeffrey Sherlock, January 25, 2011.

Montana has no statewide system for recognizing same-sex relationships. As a result, same-sex couples and their families are denied access to the basic protections that the state grants to opposite-sex married couples. The ACLU is working to remedy the unfairness through Donaldson and Guggenheim v. State of Montana, a lawsuit seeking domestic partnerships for committed, loving couples. The case is in front of the Montana Supreme Court.

by Tonya Easbey