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New Montana GOP Party Platform: Criminalize Gay Sex

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The newly adopted GOP party platform in Montana says:

"We support the clear will of the people of Montana expressed by legislation to keep homosexual acts illegal."

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Not surprisingly, the platform also supports marriage as between one man and one woman.

The Texas GOP Platform recently came under fire for calling for the criminalization of homosexuality and imprisoning anyone who issues a marriage license to a gay couple.  

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  1. as offensive as this is, this is just another sign of the beginning of the end of the republican party's viability as the second party.

    Posted by: TANK | Jun 28, 2010 2:48:55 PM


  2. Uh, Montana Rethugs are opposed to the Constitutional protections afforded its citizens. This issue has been decided by the court in Lawrence. You lost that one already, bastards.

    Posted by: candideinnc | Jun 28, 2010 2:52:44 PM


  3. Also, you can't keep what you don't have, losers.

    Posted by: candideinnc | Jun 28, 2010 2:53:46 PM


  4. I have no doubt that the "will of the people of Montana" would also support reenacting slavery and taking away a woman's right to vote. Someone needs to tell these inbred bigots that you can't un-ring a bell. Homosexuality will NEVER again be a criminal offense in this country. Perhaps they should all move to a middle eastern country where they'd feel more at home?

    Posted by: David in Houston | Jun 28, 2010 2:55:03 PM


  5. The Montana Rethugs want to reargue Constitutional law. You already lost this one in the Lawrence case, bastards.

    Posted by: candideinnc | Jun 28, 2010 2:55:47 PM


  6. Since at least 2008, the MT GOP platform has included langauge calling for the recriminalization of lesbians and gays in Montana. In 1997, the Montana Supreme Court ruled MT's "deviant sexual conduct" code (MCA 45-5-505) as unconstitutional but it's still on the books despite several attempts to have it removed iy the legislature. And in case you're wondering what the MT GOP is calling for in their most recent platform, the punishment for "deviant sexual conduct" is listed as 10 years in prison and/or $50,000 in fines.

    The platform also calls for repeal of "Obamacare" - fwiw.

    Posted by: Jamee Greer | Jun 28, 2010 2:55:59 PM


  7. This comes from the party that wants smaller government.

    Posted by: Shawn | Jun 28, 2010 2:56:50 PM


  8. Montana - beautiful state - UGLY people.

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Jun 28, 2010 2:56:50 PM


  9. For a party that thinks the government should stay out of everything, this position seems like a contradiction. I live in MT, and the "sodomy laws" were declared unconstitutional well before Lawrence (1995 I think). Where is the clear will of the people?

    Posted by: Craig | Jun 28, 2010 2:58:19 PM


  10. Heterosexual supremacist ideology written on twitter. You won't see any heterosexual counter this because they either completely agree or they've heard it so much that it doesn't bother them. And the typical gay response will be that this is a republican or christian thing. They'll never get to the heart of the matter, HETEROSEXUAL OPPRESSION. This is about heterosexuals wanting to opress gay people and placing heterosexuality on better legal and social ground.

    Posted by: Bill | Jun 28, 2010 3:05:41 PM


  11. Why do most of the posters find it necessary to bash everyone who lives in Montana? This is about the Republican party and their ridiculous obsession with us. Not every state is as progressive as Massachusetts but it doesn't mean we should write them off.

    Posted by: matt | Jun 28, 2010 3:08:17 PM


  12. Maybe by "making homosexual acts illegal" they mean Robin Williams performance in the Birdcage

    Posted by: Ron | Jun 28, 2010 3:10:47 PM


  13. Interesting.

    I'd forgotten that Obama actually came very close to winning Montana and Bill Clinton DID win Montana at least once.

    Montana has also struck me as kind of a libertarian state (like many states out west) and at least one city, I believe, just signed a non-discrimination ordinance (Missoula or something like that).

    So I think this may be an opinion of the GOP faithful out there (which includes plenty of Mormons, I'm sure) but I don't think that reflects on the state...still, Michael Steel needs to denounce this bullshit. This is already the decided law of the land.

    And by a conservative Supreme Court to boot.

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | Jun 28, 2010 3:18:52 PM


  14. I heard once that the "red states" don't have enough income to survive, so they are subsidized by the "blue states". Any truth to this??

    Posted by: z0rt | Jun 28, 2010 3:20:32 PM


  15. We need to take over Republican Parties ourselves. Smaller states like Vermont, New Hampshire, Delaware and get control of the party apparatus like how the far right fringe has done so.

    Heck, we could take over the California Republican Party if we wanted to.

    Posted by: Matt Munson | Jun 28, 2010 3:20:49 PM


  16. OH where oh where are the log cabin folk now?

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Jun 28, 2010 3:22:21 PM


  17. That train has left the station and firmly inside the brown tunnel.

    Posted by: LetSodomRing | Jun 28, 2010 3:23:24 PM


  18. @JAMEE GREER & CRAIG

    The Montana Supreme Court case that struck down application of the "Deviate sexual conduct" statute to consensual homosexual conduct is Gryczan v. State, 942 P.2d 112 (Mont. 1997).

    I wish I could say I was shocked by the GOP's utter contempt for both our state and federal judicial systems, but...

    Posted by: josh.josh.josh | Jun 28, 2010 3:23:28 PM


  19. In no way does this represent the "will of the people of Montana", only the GOP, and probably not even all of them. Please don't lump all Montanans with these idiots.

    Posted by: Amy Long | Jun 28, 2010 3:33:43 PM


  20. Could somebody wipe the slobber off Bill's chin, please. He's gone full retard again.

    Posted by: crispy | Jun 28, 2010 3:36:38 PM


  21. This is the future of politics, people. Get use to it. There is ground swell of people following the Karl Rove play book to undermine every other party initiative to push their agenda into the mainstream.

    The whackos are coming,
    the whackos are coming.

    Racist, homophobic, theocratic, all of the above and more. The drum beat continues.

    The whackos are coming.

    The sad part is; yes they are going to gain momentum and leverage, not to mention several key states and seats.

    The whackos are coming.

    Posted by: Rad | Jun 28, 2010 3:40:42 PM


  22. Just last night I was talking with an ultra-conservative acquaintance (yeah, he's gay), who met a woman named Parker Collier from Florida. She's one of those women like the Julia Roberts character in "Charlie Wilson's War"--that is to say extremely wealthy and holding war against the middleclass. They're planning a retreat in Montana the week of July 4 at a ranch for several hundred top one-percenters and my acquaintance to find ways to repeal Obamacare (mainly by forcing it to the Supreme Court and the Roberts' corporatist judiciary). They'll be holding seminars on, among other things, how to present themselves to the public and giving lessons on how to appear on camera and speak to large audiences. (apparently this would have been good, I suppose, for Piggie Gallagher...oh, well, more's the pity for her). The timing is too opportune not to think gay rights won't be part of the schedule.

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Jun 28, 2010 3:41:44 PM


  23. yes, the whackos are coming, but in the process, they're homorrhaging republican supporters. The party's getting smaller, and appealing to smaller base of shrill radicals... David Frum, though instrumental in creating the current composition of the republican party, is right: this is not sustainable in the long term. Mainstream americans aren't like these people, and repudiate their dominionist, theocratic "vision".

    Posted by: TANK | Jun 28, 2010 3:53:05 PM


  24. everybody was always horrified by george lincoln rockwell when he spouted his nazis hate speech. he should have waited 25 years and could have run for pres on the repuk line. his hate speech then is the speech of the repuks today.the party of lincoln has now become the party of hitler.becareful they will be cutting yellow stars and pink triangles for their next convention.

    Posted by: walter | Jun 28, 2010 4:59:12 PM


  25. Montana - where the men are men and the sheep are nervous.

    Posted by: Jim | Jun 28, 2010 5:11:37 PM


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