The first video installment from the hearing of Donaldson v. State of MT before the Montana Supreme Court on Friday, April 13, 2012. Anthony Johnstone of the University of Montana Law School introduced the arguments in the case prior to the Court convening. Six same-sex couples are suing the state for denying equal protection as guaranteed in the state constitution. Montana has a marriage amendment defining marriage between one man and one woman; therefore, Donaldson is seeking domestic partnership status.
Go to Video Blog for all the footage of the hearing. Videography by Tonya Easbey, TIP production manager Thanks to ACLU of MT for the use of their video equipment.