Why did Montana vote to ban gay marriage in 2023?
In The Year of Our Lord, 2023, the Mont. legialature passed a law banning not only the legal existence of trans people, but gay marriage, too.
Pic: Montana State Senator Carl Glimm with U.S. Rep. “Maryland” Matthew Rosendale. Glimm “authored” a bill not only banning the legal existence of trans people, but gay marriage.
Lest we forget…
In The Year of Our Lord, 2023, the Montana legislature passed a law banning not only the legal existence of trans people, but gay marriage as well.
SB 458, or “AN ACT GENERALLY REVISING THE LAWS TO PROVIDE A COMMON 4 DEFINITION FOR THE WORD "SEX" WHEN REFERRING TO A HUMAN;” sponsored by Montana State Senator Carl Glimm, reads: “The following marriages are prohibited … (d) a marriage between persons of the same sex… .”
Also, throughout the meandering, bizarre, 61-page bill transgender pedophilia crimes.
It also includes—in the “word ‘sex’ when referencing to a human” bill mind you--aodes to patriotism when it goes off right away about…political campaign practices?
“Don't you dare doubt my patriotism as according to my sex humanoid bill or I'll have you arrested!”-Carl Glimm at the bar every Friday night, prolly
What's troubling is how silent not only lawmakers were, but media and progressive thought leaders were on this.
When this was pointed out, they dismissed it as technically being a pre-2015 Obergefell v. Hodges (the Supreme Court case that made gay marriage in 50 states legal) law on the books, anyway.
And? Did they not know what discriminatory intent is?
And why include that on an anti-trans bill?
Because of course it's LGBTQ discrimination.
While 35 states have obsolete laws banning gay marriage on the books, they are kept on just in case gay marriage is overturned.
But didn't Joe Biden sign the Respect for Marriage Act into law? Yes.
“But if the Supreme Court does decide to overturn Obergefell, marriage rights could still be rolled back around the country—the new law doesn’t prevent states from refusing to license the unions,” writes Jasmine Aguilera in TIME.
Gay conservatives who try to throw trans people under the bus be like “Face, meet Leopard🐆!” and then they still blame trans when Sister Karen calls them Sodom and Gomorrah for the 1,978th time since the 1980s.
While SB 458 was fiercely contested over the trans section (disclosure: this anti-trans law directly affects me from being able to change my gender marker from “M” to “F” despite living as a woman for a long ass time) the fact Montana reinforced this portion of the law with zero pushback from lawmakers (including liberal ) is particularly concerning.
If you want to prove their intent is discriminatory, for optics purposes make the people who hate trans also explain why they needed to include banning gay marriage as well. Put the bill “writer's” response/intent on record.
Murfreesboro, Tennesee recently was forced to take out their their recent law saying homosexuality was illegal.
Oomfie Erin is incredible journalist.
The city tried to hide behind"Well, that's because it was on the 1977 law and—" and so what?
People didn't allow thier city code to hide behind "iT wAs oN oLd LaWs!" like Montana did.
And Sir Elton and Freddie Mercury breath a sigh of relief as they can now go to Murfreesboro, Tennesee.
LQQK! Made you sing! “Jesus freaks..out in the street..Handing tickets out for God!…Hold me closer Tiny Dancer!’ & “Be-el-ze-bub! has a devil put aside for me, for me, for meeeee!”🎶 🏳️🌈
Montana SB 458 law went into effect in October 2023 and is of course being challenged in court already based on transgender discrimination as I more than realize my legal existence as a trans person in Montana has currently vanished.
And so I know that took all the debate and media ink.
Still, for a state that claims they abide by “live and let live” values, voting to ban gay marriage in Montana in 2023 was at least worth asking about if you want to hear their true, regressive political intentions toward all LGBTQ folks not shrouded by anti-trans talking points.