Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Montana Sucks

Out there in Missoula, Montana, an ordinance was passed which banned discrimination on citizens based on sexual orientation and gender. And little Missoula stood tall, until.....

This week, when the Republican majority on the House Judiciary Committee approved a bill to overturn Missoula's 2010 ordinance.

Kristin Hansen
The bill, written by Kristin Hanson, a Republican, of course, because they are the party of bigots, for the most part, now moves to the House floor for debate this week.

Debating equality. How's that for a giant step back!

Hanson Bigot Bill would prohibit local governments--like Missoula and Bozeman--from enacting any ordinance or policy that would protect residents from discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender.

See, the GOP that runs the state house in Montana wants to make sure that LGBT people are discriminated against anywhere and everywhere, because, well, that's how the GOP rolls.

Edie McClafferty
This same judicial panel also voted to table a bill written by Democrat Edie McClafferty, that would have broadened the Montana Human Rights Act to prohibit discrimination statewide based on gender identity or expression and sexual orientation. 

It's quite simple.

Montana does not like the gays.

Now, I know, you're thinking that it's the GOP in Montana that doesn't like The Gays. But the people of Montana voted for these wingnuts and are sitting idly by, staring at the big sky, while discrimination is tolerated.

If you're gay.

So, if you're gay, or, hell, gay-friendly, and you can do it, get out of Montana. And if you gay, or gay-friendly, stay away from Montana. They are plenty of places in this country, even here in freakin' South Carolina, that welcome gay people, and protect them from discrimination.

Montana does not.
Montana sucks.



R.J. said...

It's a safe bet I'll never visit Montana in this lifetime.

Wonder Man said...

This is a mess and a half

JR said...

Just scratched off Montana as a state I wanted to visit. I feel so sorry for the people that have to live in that state while it is run by a bunch of bigots. And like what was said, why are we discussing equality at all, it should be a given for all people. Hugs, JR

Terentarno said...

Eh this article is flawed. I was born and raised in Montana. And yes it is true that many Montanans are not gay friendly, but such ideals only seem to exist in the hearts of those who are trapped in the past. Almost all the people in the younger generations (40 and below) support gay rights fully, with myself being included. Montana is a fantastic place, and you will meet some of the nicest people here. Don't let a few bad eggs spoil your opinion on the state. Oh and we hate most of the individuals who represent us in political office, and we don't have much of a choice come election time.

Anonymous said...

this is stupid, gay is not much diff than bestiality! is that OK too?

Bob Slatten said...

You're an idiot.

bernie459 said...

This and the freedom of my gun rights make ME dam proud of being born and raised in Montana. The rest of you please stay out, , we have enough transplants.

Anonymous said...

Yes I am glad this was passed. I don't need my daughter RAPED by some guy at her high school due to him lying about identifying as a female, and being able to use the female bathroom and or locker rooms. Yes this could be a real issue.

Anonymous said...

And since Montana is a very male chauvinistic state as well, I DO foresee this happening in the near future. If transgender males are allowed to use female bathrooms, straight sexual predators can and WILL use this to their advantage. It's already hard enough to be a woman here. Now we have to let men into our private areas as well.

Anonymous said...

You people will believe anything. Fucking dip shits

Anonymous said...

There in '88. Most likely a shittier, shithole now and infested w/ republiCON commerads