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Sen. Max Baucus Applauds Montana Democrats For Gay Marriage Support

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Democratic Senator Max Baucus of Montana praised his state's Democrats for including marriage equality in their official platform this week.

According to activist and blogger D Gregory Smith, Baucus is the first elected statewide Montana official to endorse marriage equality.

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  1. I was reminded that Montana Supreme Court Justice James C Nelson was re-elected in 2004 after favoring marriage equality in 1997's Gryczan vs the State of Montana, so he was first.

    Posted by: D Gregory Smith | Jun 14, 2012 10:09:34 AM


  2. Montana has a history of solid progressive democrats. I remember their Sen Mike Mansfield who was a progressive and Senate majority leader during part of the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. And nearby in Idaho they had the liberal democratic senator Frank Church.

    Posted by: andrew | Jun 14, 2012 10:53:25 PM


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