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A GOP lawmaker says it is time to remove from the books an obsolete Montana law declaring homosexual acts illegal. State Sen. John Brueggeman says he is requesting a draft of a bill to strike down the law. Brueggeman's statement comes after an AP report detailed how the Montana GOP's official platform still supports the law even after the state Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional in 1997. The Legislature never officially repealed the law, even though it is no longer enforceable.
The Montana Supreme Court has upheld a woman's custody rights to the two children her same-sex partner adopted during their relationship.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday backed District Judge Ed McLean's ruling last year that granted Michelle Kulstad joint custody of the two children — a 9-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl.
Mississippi Queen is a new documentary film that investigates one family's struggle with "ex-gay" ministries and the reality of being gay. The film, created by Paige Williams, involves a woman, her partner, and their son living a happy life in spite of her parents' creation of an "ex-gay" ministry.
Williams and her partner of 10 years are raising their son in Missoula, Montana - a relatively progressive town. Jack was born via artificial insemination.
Her parents are founders of In His Time - an “ex-gay” ministry.
A Montana court recognized Michelle Kulstad as a parent to the two children she raised together with Barbara Maniaci, granting Kulstad time with her children and ordering that Kulstad have joint decision-making authority for matters significantly affecting the children, including their “education, activities, health care and spiritual upbringing.”