There’s been a ruling in Montana, that highlights many of the problems with civil unions. The case was about giving civil unions all the rights of married couples in Montana.
The judge in the case, Jeffrey Sherlock ruled that since there was a Montana amendment specifically in place to prevent equal rights for lgbtqia couples, his hands were tied and he had to reject the plaintive’s case.
Minor hate group, the Montana Family Foundation, applauded the judge’s cowardice claiming he exercised “judicial restraint”.
The Montana ACLU was disappointed but stated that they would appeal to the Montana supreme court. Judge Sherlock indicated that their appeal might be successful, due to his feeling that the superior court would feel they had more of a scope to rule against the amendment.