Montana Republican Party: Make Being Gay Illegal

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The rightwing fringe of the GOP is certifiable. Case in point, the Montana Republican Party adopted an official platform in June that keeps in place a long-held position in support of making all homosexual acts illegal, a policy the state GOP adopted after the Montana Supreme Court struck down such laws thirteen years ago in 1997.

Gay rights have been slowly advancing nationwide since the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003 struck down Texas’ sodomy law. Gay marriage is now allowed in five states and Washington, D.C. (President Obama is quick to point out he opposes marriage equality based on his religious beliefs), a Federal court in California recently ruled the Clinton-era military policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy is unconstitutional, and even a conservative tea party group in Montana ousted its president over an anti-gay exchange on Facebook.

Montana Human Rights Network organizer Kim Abbott said the Republican platform statement does not represent the attitudes of most Montanans, and shows the party is out of touch with the prevalent view of the people they supposedly represent.

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14 Responses to Montana Republican Party: Make Being Gay Illegal

  1. Bill Hussein O'Reilly says:

    Maybe in 2 years, when Obama is voted out of office, he can run for senator or governor of Montana as a Repug?

    He has a lot in common with this rural Hee Haws.

  2. Harry says:

    Who knew the Big Sky country is really just a big sewer?

  3. Prairiedog says:

    The extremists are firmly in the cockpit of the GOP.

    Between whackos like Christine O’Donnell and Palin, I don’t see how the Democrats can blow the midterms. I mean, if the Dems lose to these extremists, then they deserve to lose. Their positions aren’t mainstream and don’t reflect the majority.

  4. R.J. says:

    I’ll believe the Montana Human Rights Network spin job when they get same-sex marriage passed.

  5. Brigadoon says:

    OK, I’m all for making gay sex illegal if we can make straight sex illegal? I’m tired of having to stomach every TV and movie showing heteros tangling tongues and doing the nasty with swelling music mounting in the background. It’s disgusting!

  6. MichaelTAtheist says:

    These people need to move to Saudi Arabia or Iran………….

  7. feminazi says:

    MichaelTAtheist – Yes, I read this and I thought how similar the Montana state GOP sounds to radical Islam practiced in Muslim nations. So bizarre that I am left almost speechless by their ignorance.

  8. fran says:


    When Oregon did battle with some anti-gay measures, the counter slogan was:

    “Hate is not a family value”

    Because the Bush admin was pitching this whole family values platform.

    Clearly, they are missing the point of Equal Rights.

    I hate this crap. It is like someone is just making up this “issue” to distract from actual problems at hand. It’s the 21st century for chrissakes.

  9. Jolly Roger says:

    Now now….. why NOT get into every bedroom to regulate what’s going on? I mean, the Rushpubliscums left the country in such good shape, it isn’t like they have anything ELSE to worry about, is it?

  10. Hendrik Moller says:

    I am very indifferent or neutral to the gay phenomena, however this is just bonkers to outlaw being gay. Smacks of
    narrow-mindedness or stupidity. Rather outlaw guns and nukes!

  11. karmanot says:

    “I am very indifferent or neutral to the gay phenomena” It has been documented that roughly 70% of the German population were ‘indifferent or neutral’ to the Jewish phenomena. Only about 20% were virulently anti Semitic. Very indifferent or neutral resulted in over 6 million deaths by extinction and genocide.

  12. Chad Lebanon says:

    “I am very indifferent or neutral to the gay phenomena….”

    I’m not sure what you mean?

    Are you saying you’re fine living next door to, working along side with, and receiving dental and medical care from gay folks, or are you saying you’re “indifferent” to gay rights and violence acts targeting gay people?

  13. Jolly Roger says:

    I’m NOT indifferent to ANY American citizens being denied the rights the Constitution explicitly gave them. There is nothing, anywhere, in the United States Constitution that says that it is OK to discriminate against American citizens for living their lives and harming no one. Indeed, it seems to me that the “pursuit of happiness” in the Declaration of Independence is willfully, and entirely, ignored by too many. The Founders were forward thinkers, and they left us a document designed to enhance, rather than restrict, freedom. It was used one time to restrict freedom, and we all know how THAT turned out.

  14. Adirondacky says:

    I read somewhere a suggestion that if gay Americans are denied the right to marry, serve their country in the military and otherwise be discriminated against in employment and housing, then they should be exempt from having to pay federal income tax. I agree and I think there is a Constitutional argument to be made.

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